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.