Fiber, whole grains may cut pancreatic cancer risk

(Reuters Health) – Eating more whole grain and fiber-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 percent, study findings suggest.

 

They also noted about a 35 percent reduction in risk among individuals who ate the highest amount of fiber (26.5 grams per day or more) compared with those who ate the least (15.6 grams per day or less).

 

“There is a possibility that diet can affect one’s risk of pancreatic, as well as other cancers,” Chan told Reuters Health, “and that eating a diet rich in a wide variety of grains is likely to not only help in the prevention of diabetes and heart disease, but also this very deadly cancer.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/23/us-fiber-grains-idUSCOL36107020071123

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