Dietary fibre, wholegrains and risk of colorectal cancer

New research published in the British Medical Journal has investigated the association between intake of dietary fibre and wholegrains and risk of colorectal cancer. The study involved a systematic review and meta-analysis of 25 prospective observational studies. The research found that a high intake of dietary fibre, particularly from cereal and whole grains, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. The findings showed a 10% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer for each 10g/day intake of total dietary fibre and cereal fibre.

Read more about this research in the British Medical Journal. The research supports current dietary recommendations to choose wholegrain foods such as wholegrain bread, brown rice, cereals, oatmeal and porridge.

Posted: 15/11/2011 09:15:55 by Barbara Whelan


 

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