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Study: Americans Not Getting Enough Fiber

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New research shows most Americans aren't getting enough fiber in their diets.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul say that's partially because people aren't eating enough whole grains.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says people should eat three or more servings of whole grains a day, but the study finds only 3 percent of children and teens and about 8 percent of adults ate that much.

Previous studies have shown that eating whole grains leads to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease among adults.

Those health benefits are in part attributed to the fiber in whole grains.

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More than 500 competitors took part in the 37th Annual Empire State Building run-up on Wednesday.

They raced up 86 floors, or more than 1,500 steps.

An Australian was the fastest woman, reaching the top in 11 minutes, 57 seconds.
     
A Norwegian was the fastest man, making it in 10 minutes, six seconds.

Proceeds benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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