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Fiber Helps Heart Attack Survivors

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If you’ve had a heart attack, odds are you never want to go through that again. Well, a new study finds if you eat more fiber, you should be able to live much longer, AND heart attack free.

Recent studies found people who eat a high–fiber diet tend to have a lower risk of developing heart disease, but now experts also say fiber, especially from whole grains, can help AFTER a heart attack.

Researchers studied more than 4,000 people who had their first heart attack.

They found those who ate the most whole grain fiber were 25% less likely to die over the next decade.

Study authors say the findings do not prove that fiber alone prolongs heart attack survivors' lives.

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