Fibre from cereals linked to lower death risk post-MI

Drawing on data from two cohorts – the US Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study – researchers found any fibre intake inversely associated with mortality post-MI.

Those who increased fibre after their MI had a 31% reduced risk of dying from any cause in up to 32 years of follow-up.

Compared to fruit fibre and legume fibre, only fibre from cereal conferred a clear benefit, possibly due to reduced systemic inflammation, LDL cholesterol and better glycaemic control, the authors said.