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09 November 2011

Fibre lowers metabolic syndrome in teens

Teenagers who eat a lot of fibre-rich foods are less likely to have metabolic syndrome, a new study shows.

Teenagers who eat a lot of fibre-rich foods are less likely to have metabolic syndrome, a new study shows.

Overall, about 6% of the teens had metabolic syndrome. In the lowest tertile of fibre consumption (less than 3 g per 1,000 kilojoules), the rate of metabolic syndrome was 9%, compared to 3% in the highest tertile (11 g or more per 1,000 kJ).

 
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