An article published in the journal Obesity on June 2011, researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reported an increase in soluble fiber and a reduction in visceral fat which surrounds the body’s organs and is considered the most dangerous of adipose tissue.
Visceral fat is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.
The study showed for every 10 gram increase in soluble fiber, a 3.7 percent reduction in visceral fat accumulation over a five year follow-up visit. And a 7.4 percent reduction with those how exercised moderately compared to those less active.
Soluble fiber can be found in fruit, vegetables, and beans. Yet another reason to eat more fruits and veggies!