Eat more fibre, reduce your risk of bowel cancer

By 18. November 2011Blog, Health, Nutrition

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. In 2008, 1.24 million cases were diagnosed and 610,000 fatalities occurred. A new publication in BMJ brought together the results from 25 studies looking at effect of eating fibre from different sources, i.e. fruit, vegetable, legume and cereal on the incidence of colon cancer.

The long and the short of it: eating more fibre, especially cereal and whole grain reduces your risk of colon cancer.

The paper was accepted for publication on the 11th November and is available for download from the BMJ website.