Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

by Medindia Content Team on  July 30, 2001 at 12:03 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet
A study was conducted with 400,000 people from nine countries, who were divided into five sets according to their consumption of fiber and presented at an International Conference in France. This study showed that fiber was particularly important in reducing cancer of the colon and rectum.
Advertisement

Medical experts believe up to 30% of all cancers in the developed world are associated with nutritional factors and could be avoided by better-balanced diets.

Advertisement
EPIC (European Prospective Investigation of Cancer and Nutrition) study, which began 15 years ago, showed a decreased chance of developing colon cancer in people eating lots of fish, but a raised risk in those consuming large amounts of preserved meats such as ham and bacon .They also showed that people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and drink more than a bottle of wine are 50 times more likely to suffer from throat cancers.

Hence people are advised to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to achieve optimum health and avoid cancer. These studies give us a truthful picture of the relationship between cancer and diet.

Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Diet Pills Low Carbohydrate Diet Atkins Diet The Cabbage Diet South Beach Diet Negative Calorie Diet Cancer and Homeopathy Bulimia Nervosa Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive