A diet having excessive fibre, particularly the kind from whole grains, can help you live longer, a new study has claimed.
Diets rich in fibre are already linked to multiple health benefits, including preventing gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
The study, published in an international medical journal, found that eating lots of dietary fibre reduces a person's risk of dying from heart disease, infections, and respiratory diseases.
"Prior studies have focussed on the relationship between fibre intake and cardiovascular disease.
A few have examined the link between dietary fibre and mortality," says Yikyung Park, the author of the study and a member of a renowned cancer research facility. He says, "Our analysis adds to the literature and suggests that dietary fibre is associated with a decreased likelihood of mortality."