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FIBER REDUCES THE RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER AND POLYPS
Lawrenceville, NJ (Dr Simone) – On the basis on hundreds of clinical studies, international government agencies and seven international Consensus statements there is little doubt that a high fiber diet lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.
Dietary fiber is safe.
Studies demonstrate that 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily can lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
Decreased risk is most convincingly linked to fiber from vegetables, followed by fibers from non-soluble polysaccharides, starches, and fiber foods with carotenoids.
Supplemental fiber in the amount of 13.5 grams per day can decrease the recurrence rate of adenomatous colon polyps.
North Americans typically consume only about 8-10 grams of fiber each day. Unless North Americans have the time or the inclination to become grazing animals, it would be difficult to attain the protective level of fiber each day without taking a fiber supplement.
Combines 6 fibers, 5 of which are the important soluble fibers