Monday, December 12, 2011

Fiber in Diet Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

What do avocados, blackberries, oatmeal and black beans have in common?  They are all very high in fiber.  So?   

A study done at Soochow University in China has demonstrated that raising your fiber intake can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer.

After examining 10 studies of dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cancer involving 16,848 cases and 712,195 participants, they found that the more fiber added to the diet, the lower the breast cancer risk fell.

12 Great Sources of Fiber

Avocados, artichokes, raspberries, blackberries, lentils, black beans, broccoli, vegetable beef soup, pears, apples, oatmeal, and barley.
The study was published in the American Journal of Nutrition, 2011; 94(3):900-5 (ISSN: 1938-3207).

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