Thursday, August 4, 2011

High Fiber Intake Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

High Fiber Intake Lowers Breast Cancer Risk:
"Women who want to lower their risk of developing breast cancer should seriously consider increasing their intake of dietary fiber. A study reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that those who consumed the most fiber had an 11% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who ate the least.

The authors stressed that according to their findings, it appears that a high dietary fiber intake is linked to better overall health, which possibly lowers breast cancer risk, rather than just the fiber itself lowering risk.
Approximately 1 in every 8 women in the USA develops breast cancer, and between 20% and 25% of them die from the disease."
Fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and pulses are all good sources of fibre as are whole grains and brown rice.

Read more at the above link.


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