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Friday, August 22, 2008

Sparkly Factoid: Fiber's Great for Your Lungs

Specifically, folks who took in at least 27 grams daily had a larger lung capacity than did those who consumed fewer than 10 grams. Additionally, the group that consumed more fiber were found to be 15 percent less likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The author of the study, Stephanie London, M.D., Ph.D., said, "The fiber found in cereal and produce may reduce tissue inflammation that can damage lungs."
--from "Fiber...For Your Lungs" at That's Fit


Lyn said...

This is great news! I appreciate you putting this out there even though it is not WEIGHT related... it is very health related. My little one has severe lung disease and with all the research I have done I never knew this!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am definitely going to start choosing more fiber-rich foods for her.

Anonymous said...

Interesting... as a matter of fact, I went to the store to pick up some Splenda yesterday & they now have Splenda with Fiber. Each packet contains one gram of fiber! I picked up a box, and it doesn't taste any different. SO now I can help to meet my fiber quota and while getting my caffeine fix.. 2 birds, 1 stone! =)

Chrissie said...

That's really interesting. Who would have thought that Fiber would be good for your lungs. Thanks for sharing.