DISCUSS HOW LOW FIBER DIETS INCREASE THE RISK OF CORONARY-You've heard about dietary fiber for decades, haven't you? Health and nutrition professionals always knew that fiber is very good for you, but didn't really have good research to back up their (accurate) beliefs. Now, we have the numbers to prove the health benefits of fiber, as recent research confirms the cholesterol-lowering benefits and supports new recommendations for intake amounts to lower serum cholesterol. In other words, nutrition and fitness professionals finally have a Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for fiber, which can be used in diet recommendations for cholesterol lowering and cardiovascular health. Read this module to learn more!