High-fibre diets cut heart disease risk, landmark study finds

Those on low-carbohydrate diets will find it hard to get enough fibre, say scientists

Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death, according to a landmark review commissioned by the World Health Organization.

The authors of the review, which will inform forthcoming WHO guidelines, say their findings are good news – but incompatible with fashionable low-carb diets.

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