Diet High In Fiber Can Protect Against Breast Cancer
It’s recommended that we each consume around 25 to 38 grams of fiber everyday. Most of us, however, don’t get there. While that might not have any noticeable difference in the short term, it might be related to large problems in the long term.
Out diets work best when we have the right balance between nutrients, each are important but like anything, too much or too little is an issue we should look to avoid. A lack of fiber has now been shown to be linked to breast cancer, a problem that–despite what many might think–affects both men and women. NPR has more of the science behind this:
rior studies have shown dietary fiber can protect against colorectal cancer and may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. There’s also a growing body of evidence linking fiber to weight management.
This new study provides some evidence of yet another potential benefit.
“This is a really important study … [suggesting] that the more fiber you eat during your high school years, the lower your risk is in developing breast cancer,” says Kimberly Blackwell, a breast cancer specialist at the Duke Cancer Center.
The study focused on women but given that fiber is essential to all of us, there is a good chance the results carry over. Check out the full post for more details.
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