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Does fiber help prevent colorectal cancer?

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Fiber has been thought to be a powerful weapon against cancer. Though there's conflicting research as to whether or not fiber helps protect against colorectal cancer, there is evidence that eating fiber improves overall health. Good sources of fiber include whole-grain cereals and breads, prunes, berries, kidney beans and other legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, and brown rice.

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American Cancer Society. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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American Cancer Society. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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