New Study in The British Medical Journal Finds High-Fiber Diets May Help Heart Attack Survivors
A new study published in The British Medical Journal revealed that heart attack survivors who regularly consumed a high-fiber diet were less prone to mortality than those who did not. While we already know that pasta and other fiber-rich foods help to lower cholesterol, we are thrilled that there are even more health benefits of eating fiber!
The study monitored 1,840 men and 2,258 women who were heart attack survivors, and tracked their diet for nine years following their attack. Upon completion of the study, researchers found that there was a 27% less chance of death when participants consumed a high level of fiber. Further, when participants consumed their fiber from grains, researchers found it significantly reduced their risk of mortality.
This study reaffirms the importance of eating fiber-rich foods such as pasta to live a happy, healthy, and sustainable life! Whole wheat pasta can provide up to 25% of daily fiber requirements in every one cup portion. You can view the full abstract of the British Medical Journal study. To learn more about the health benefits of pasta, just visit our Pasta Nutrition page. Or, if you’d like to find out how pasta can fit into your daily diet, check out our Pasta Recipes for some meal suggestions!