MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?
Answer: This is the first study to show that greater intake of dietary fiber,
especially cereal fiber, was inversely associated with all-cause
mortality. Participants increased their average dietary fiber intake
after myocardial infarction (MI), and the greater the increase, the lower was the risk of
subsequent all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Overall, the
benefits for increased fiber intake were strongest for fiber from
cereal and grain sources.
MedicalResearch.com: Were any of the findings unexpected?
Answer: Even after myocardial infarction there are still additional benefits from increasing fiber intake on mortality.
MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Answer: Following an MI event, myocardial infarction patients might consider increase their dietary fiber intake and consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables,
legumes and non-refined grains.