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Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have reported that a slimmer waistline may be as simple as adding fiber-rich foods and supplements to a diet and getting a little more physical activity each week.
In a clinical trial, a team of scientists found that consuming an additional 10 grams of fiber per day may add up to a 3.7 percent reduction in deep belly fat over five years. Moreover, just an hour or two of vigorous exercise weekly amounted to about 7 percent less abdominal flab over the same time period.
"We know that a higher rate of visceral fat is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes and fatty liver disease," said lead researcher Kristen Hairston, M.D. "Our study found that making a few simple changes can have a big health impact."
Authors of the study noted that a daily consumption of 10 grams of fiber may be easily achieved. An example of foods that could be added to a diet to reach 10 grams of fiber include two small apples, one cup of green peas and a half cup of pinto beans. Natural dietary supplements may also help people increase their fiber intake.