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Fibre fights ageing

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June 11, 2016

Fibre: Fruit could help you age better.

It’s time to stock up on breads, fruits and cereals.

Why you ask, well it’s simple, it may help you avoid disease and disability in old age.

A recent paper published in The Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences by scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that eating the right kind of fibre can do more than keep us regular.

The researchers found that, out of all the factors they examined — which included a person’s total carbohydrate intake, total fibre intake, glycemic index, glycemic load, and sugar intake — it was the fibre that made the biggest difference to what the researchers termed ‘‘successful ageing’’.

Although it is too early to use the study results as a basis for dietary advice, lead author of the paper Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath said the research has opened up a new avenue for exploration.

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