Past research has suggested that people who eat lots of fiber have a lower risk of heart disease. Now, new research published in the BMJ finds that increasing dietary fiber intake after a heart attack may prolong survival. Each year, around 1 million people in the US have heart attacks. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, many people survive heart attacks and go on to live full, active lives. But subsequent survival after such an adverse event can be dependent on lifestyle changes. Continued at MedicalNewsToday>>