Is There a Link between Dietary Fibre Intake & Risk of CV Disease?

Research Paper Title

Dietary Fibre Intake & Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Study Question

Is greater intake of dietary fibre related to lower risk of cardiovascular or coronary heart disease, using a dose-response relationship?

Summary Answer

For each increase of 7g/day intake of fibre, separate risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease were 9% lower.

What is Known and What This Paper Adds

Numerous observational studies have reported greater fibre intake being associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, with others reporting no such associations. This work explores potential dose-response associations and attempts to quantify potential sources of heterogeneity between included  studies.


BMJ 2013;347:f6879.


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