• Want to Prevent the Deadliest Diseases? Eat More Fiber

    5 monthes ago - By Time

    If you want to eat something for better health, make it fiber. That's the advice from nutrition experts and the latest national dietary guidelines .
    Now, a large new review of studies on fiber, published in the Lancet , shows just how beneficial fiber can be. The nutrient substantially lowers the risk of at least four diseases-many of which don't even directly relate to the gut.
    Compared to those who ate less fiber, people who ate more fiber lowered their risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer, as well as their risk of dying early from any cause, by 15% to 30%. And...
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  • Podcast: KHN's ‘What the Health?' New Year, new health proposals

    5 monthes ago - By News Medical

    The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives took its first steps on health care - voting to intervene in the appeal of a Texas-led lawsuit that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in December.
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