12 Nov '11, 10am

A diet high in fibre cuts the risk of bowel cancer, studies find

A diet high in fibre-rich food cuts the risk of bowel cancer, according to an analysis of 25 studies. Experts said cereal fibre and whole grains in particular cut the risk but found "no significant evidence" of a reduction for fibre in fruit, vegetables and legumes. The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, found that for every 10g increase in daily fibre intake, there was a 10-per-cent drop in risk of bowel cancer. There was also a 20-per-cent reduction in risk for every three servings a day (90g a day) of whole grains.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/Worldinbrief/EDC111112-0...

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