Fiber may help prevent colon cancer

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ August 25, 2005

As low-carb dieters, we’re all aware of the benefit of eating fiber, but today there is word that fiber may actually help prevent colon cancer. That’s good news for us and may mean we’ll start ingesting some extra fiber.

bq. Eating the recommended amount of fiber could reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to an article in the August issue of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. The Institutes of Medicine recommend that men younger than 50 consume 38 grams of fiber a day, while men over age 50 should consume 30 grams of fiber a day.


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