Dietary fibre may not prevent bowel cancer after all

时间:2019-03-02 12:11:04166网络整理admin

EATING plenty of dietary fibre stops you getting bowel cancer, right? Wrong, according to a new analysis of 13 major studies. Stephanie Smith-Warner and her colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston examined “prospective” studies in which healthy people were followed to see if their food intake altered their chances of getting cancer. The data covered 725,628 men and women, who were followed for up to 20 years. About 8000 of these people developed bowel cancer, and it made no difference how much fibre they had eaten (The Journal of the American Medical Association,