Blow for low carb diets as bread is found to cut risk from killer diseases

By BEN SPENCER MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL

Millions of people are at risk of an early death because they do not eat enough fibre, according to a major study.

A review commissioned by the World Health Organisation found that people who get plenty of fibre in their diet cut their risk of early mortality by up to a third.

They also cut their risk of a heart attack, stroke, type two diabetes or bowel cancer by up to a quarter.

Yet the vast majority of adults in Britain – around 91 per cent – eat less than the recommended daily amount. Similar figures exist in the US.

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