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Unformatted text preview: better than diets low in saturated and trans fatty acids and cholesterol alone. Insoluble fiber has been associated with decreasing the risk of cardiovascular problems and slows progression of cardiovascular disease. According to Fiber, Lipids, and Coronary Heart Disease by Dr. Linda Van Horn, children from the age of 2 and older should gradually adopt a healthy fiber diet. The majority of the fiber should come from complex carbohydrates. The proposed idea has been that child fiber intake should be their age + 5g. This should equal the total grams of fiber in their diet. I have learned that fiber is a very important part of a persons daily diet. The facts that fiber can help reduce the risk of heart conditions and improve digestion will make me personally more aware of my daily fiber intake....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '10
- The Digestive System