STAMFORD - A study that was just released shows that a high-fiber diet may decrease the risk of a premature death.

The results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine also revealed that this specific type of diet could protect against cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases.

Clinical nutritionist Geri Zactoff says vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and kale contain a lot of fiber.

The study also says fiber from grains is especially beneficial and Zactoff agrees.