A diet high in fiber reduces the risk of bowel cancer

Consumption of a diet high in fiber can reduce the risk of colon cancer by almost 20 percent, these are the conclusions of scientists from Imperial College London.

The researchers analyzed 25 studies involving a total of two million people and came to the conclusion that the increase in the diet content of fiber for every 10 grams reduces the risk of cancer by 10 percent. Only in England bowel cancer kills 16,000 people per year, more than deaths from breast cancer or prostate cancer.

Adults should consume between 18 and 24 grams of fiber per day, but average consumption in European countries is only 15 grams.

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Researchers from the Danish cancer society did enter that dietary fiber from grains reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, it is useful to eat bread, cereals, oatmeal, brown rice. Most of the products contain a small amount of fiber, so getting the daily amount by the body can be difficult. 50 grams of muesli for example only 3 grams of fiber.

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