Fiber may reduce breast cancer risk.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Fiber in human nutrition (Health aspects)
|Publication:||Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464|
|Issue:||Date: August-Sept, 2012 Source Issue: 349-350|
|Topic:||Canadian Subject Form: Dietary fibre|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Numerous studies established the wide-ranging health benefits of
fiber. Most notably, increased dietary intake of fiber associates with
lower risks of dying from cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory
diseases. D. Aune and colleagues from Imperial College London (UK)
completed a meta-analysis in which they observed that soluble fiber
exerted an effect on the risk of breast cancer. Specifically, the
researchers observed that for every 10 g per day increase in soluble
fiber intake, a woman may reduce her risk of breast cancer by up to 26%.
No such effect was observed for insoluble fiber. Good sources of soluble
fiber include oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears,
nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers,
celery, and carrots. The study authors conclude, "In this
meta-analysis of prospective studies, there was an inverse association
between dietary fiber intake and breast cancer risk."
Aune D, Chan DSM, Greenwood DC, et al. Dietary fiber and breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Ann Oncol. January 10, 2012.
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO, FAASP
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