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Table 1

Effect of High vs Low Fiber Intake on the Incidence of Developing Cardiovascular Disease

Meta-analysis Authors, YearNo. of Studies in Meta-analysisNo. of Participants in Meta-analysisMain Findings of Meta-analysisQ Test P ValueI2 StatisticEgger or Begg Test P ValueQuality Assessment and Outcome
Anderson et al, 200021,a5136 329RR = 0.72, P < .05P < .05

Ye et al, 20122215846 945RR = 0.81, P < .05NS21%P = .04

Threapleton et al, 20132310NRRR = 0.91,bP < .001NR45%NRNOS
7/10 high quality

NOS, Newcastle-Ottawa scale; NR, not reported; NS, not significant; RR, relative risk.

aLow-quality score on the Critical Appraisal Checklist for Systematic Reviews.
b7 g/d.