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Fiber affects lung function


What you eat can affect your lungs! In a short video for National Nutrition Month, the American Thoracic Society interviewed associate professor Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, about her study on nutrition and lung health. “What we found in our study was that people who ate less fiber had worse measures of lung function,” said Dr. Hanson. Watch the video on YouTube>>

Fiber-rich Diet May Reduce Lung Disease

Dr. Corrine Hanson, lead author.

Press Release, January 22, 2016 – A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, researchers report in “The Relationship between Dietary Fiber Intake… Continue Reading