Fiber from cereal may help you live longer, study says

March 24, 2015 11:53 AM

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Fiber from cereal may help you live longer, study says

In the study, which involved more than 367,000 U.S. adults ages 50 to 71, people were asked how frequently they ate certain foods, including whole-grain bread, cereals and pasta. The participants were then divided into five groups based on how much whole grains they consumed, as well as how much fiber they consumed from grains, known as "cereal fiber."

People in the group that consumed the most whole grains were 17 percent less likely to die over a 14-year period, compared with those who ate the least amount of whole grains.

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