Fiber and Cancer Risk

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Fiber is so important for our digestive health.  Cardiologists recommend increased fiber intake to help lower cholesterol.  You may not be aware of the other health conditions that relate to fiber intake.

A research study followed over 300,000 women aged 35 to 70 for an average of 11 years looking at their fiber intake and breast cancer rates.  They found that over that time, those who had the lowest intake of dietary fiber had the highest risk for breast cancer.

Looking at the subcategories of fiber, vegetable fiber had very strong associations with reduced risk.  Vegetables are higher in insoluble fiber than grain or fruit sources.  Nutricology has a unflavored pure cellulose (insoluble fiber) which mixes well into any drink.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb
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