Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Fiber in human nutrition--United States;
Dietary fiber intake has been positively linked to the prevention of four of the ten leading causes of death among adults in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed the leading causes of death in 2010 as 1) heart disease, 2) cancer, 3) chronic lower respiratory disease, 4) stroke, 5) accidents, 6) Alzheimer’s disease, 7) diabetes, 8) nephritis (kidney disease), 9) influenza/pneumonia, and 10) suicides (Murphy, Xu, & Kochanek, 2013). Heart disease was responsible for a proportional mortality ratio (PMR) of 27% of deaths. Stroke was fourth on the list with 6% of deaths (CDC, 2012). Diabetes is also a very serious condition that was responsible for approximately 69,000 deaths in 2010 (Murphy et al., 2013). The serious consequences of the aforementioned conditions have led researchers to study a variety of prevention strategies, including dietary fiber intake.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Division of Health Promotion and Education
Disa Cornish, Chair
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© 2014 Nathan Stewart
Stewart, Nathan, "The health benefits of dietary fiber consumption of adults in the United States" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 37.