WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Eating a diet full of fiber could help you live longer.
A new study out of the National Cancer Institute finds adults who ate the most fiber had a more than 20-percent reduced risk of death during the study period.
They based their results on food surveys filled out by nearly 400-thousand adults who were followed for nine years.
Specifically, their risk for heart disease, infections and respiratory diseases were significantly lower among the men and women who had the highest fiber intake, compared to those with the least.
The government recommends men have 28 grams of fiber in their diet every day -- women should have 25.