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Dietary Fibers and Cardiometabolic Diseases

Cardiology Unit, San Camillo de Lellis Hospital, Manfredonia, Foggia, 71043, Italy
Human Nutrition, Department of Biochemical Sciences, University “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti, 66013, Italy
Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena, 41100, Italy
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(2), 1524-1540;
Received: 10 December 2011 / Revised: 6 January 2012 / Accepted: 18 January 2012 / Published: 2 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry)
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The high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is largely attributable to the contemporary lifestyle that is often sedentary and includes a diet high in saturated fats and sugars and low ingestion of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), fruit, vegetables, and fiber. Experimental data from both animals and humans suggest an association between increased dietary fiber (DF) intakes and improved plasma lipid profiles, including reduced low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations. These observations underline that the intake of DF may protect against heart disease and stroke. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary fiber (DF); polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs); cardiovascular disease (CVD) dietary fiber (DF); polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs); cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Riccioni, G.; Sblendorio, V.; Gemello, E.; Di Bello, B.; Scotti, L.; Cusenza, S.; D’Orazio, N. Dietary Fibers and Cardiometabolic Diseases. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 1524-1540.

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