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Public release date: 26-Sep-2008
Contact: Julia Dombrowski
American Dietetic Association
News from the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
American Dietetic Association Issues New Position Statement on "Health Implications of Dietary Fiber"
Adequate intakes of dietary fiber help protect against cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders. Usual intakes of dietary fiber in this country are only half of the recommended levels, so there is a need to promote high-fiber foods such as whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits to people of all ages. Not all dietary fibers are equally effective in their physiological effects, so it is best to obtain fiber from a wide range of sources. The American Dietetic Association encourages consumers to consume adequate amounts of fiber, particularly from food sources, according to a new ADA position statement published this month on the health implications of dietary fiber:
It is the position of The American Dietetic Association that the public should consume adequate amounts of dietary fiber from a variety of plant foods.