A bowl of cereal helps ward off MI

Heart attack survivors have a greater chance of living longer if they increase their intake of dietary fibre, a study shows.

But not just any fibre will do. Looking at the three main fibre types - cereal, fruit and vegetable - the researchers found that only cereal fibre was associated with an increased chance of long-term survival post heart attack.

Those who ate the most fibre had a 25% lower chance of dying in the nine years after myocardial infarction compared with those who ate the least fibre, the