Dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with stroke incidence in healthy Swedish adults.

​A decline in stroke risk is associated with increased intake of diets rich in fiber, especially fruit and vegetable fiber, in healthy adults.

This study was carried out to determine the relationship between dietary fiber intake and the likelihood of developing stroke in healthy Swedish adults. Researchers followed and evaluated 69,677 subjects between the ages of 49-83 years with regards to their diets and relative risk of developing stroke.

Researchers observed a significant protective association between the consumption of fiber from fruits and vegetables and stroke development. However, regular intake of cereal fiber was found to have no effect on the risk of developing stroke in this study. The findings of this study reveal that habitual consumption of diets high in fiber, especially fruit and vegetable fiber, may protect healthy individuals from suffering from stroke.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Larsson SC, Wolk A.
  • Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden susanna.larsson@ki.se. Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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