High-Fiber Diet Can Help Shed Weight, Study Finds
Researchers divided 240 obese adults into two groups — one followed the American Heart Association diet and the other followed a high-fiber diet.By Christine Slusser | February 17, 2015
Scientists spent who knows how long figuring out that increasing your fiber intake can help you lose weight.
But it's long been known that a high-fiber diet makes you shed the pounds, 'cause you know what fiber does? It makes you, well, poop.
But let's get to the nitty-gritty of this particular study. University of Massachusetts researchers compared 240 obese adults with metabolic syndrome, which is when people have higher blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels, along with excess body fat. People were divided into two groups, and each group followed a different diet. One diet was the standard American Heart Association, or AHA, diet. The other was a high-fiber diet.