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High-Fiber Diet Linked to Disease Prevention and Lower Mortality

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  • Several studies have shown a 10-percent drop in risk for any cause of death with each 10-gram-per-day increase in fiber intake
  • Soluble fibers help nourish beneficial bacteria, which assist with digestion and absorption of your food, and play a significant role in your immune function
  • Gut microbes have been linked to a number of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer

By Dr. Mercola

I've been interested in the health benefits of fiber for a long time—so much so, my classmates nicknamed me "Dr. Fiber" when I was in medical school in the '70s. This was mostly stimulated by reviewing studies by Dr. Denis Brukitt, who has a lymphoma named after him. He passed away about 20 years ago.

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