Nutritional Wisdom: How fiber-rich foods protect against breast cancer


Breast cancer — two words that strike fear in every woman. The good news is women can help lessen their risk. One important defense is to consume a high fiber diet. A 2011 meta-analysis of 10 scientific studies found that higher fiber intake is associated with lower risk of breast cancer. In 2012, another meta-analysis of 16 studies came to the same conclusion. In the Nurses’ Health Study, higher fiber intake during childhood and adolescence was linked to a decrease in the risk of breast cancer in adulthood.

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