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Scientists now know exactly why fibre is good for you

Fibre is the food source of billions of intestinal bacteria that maintain a delicate ecosystem essential to health

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We all know that a fibre-rich diet is good for us, but scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden are running tests to determine how exactly it works. They have found that fibre feeds gut bacteria that in turn keep us healthy.

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A DIET of fibre-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fibre's benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: People who eat more of it simply have lower odds of dying.

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