Dietary fiber and the risk of breast cancer

Researchers in North Carolina and in China reviewed the association between dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cancer.

First, the details.

  • 10 studies involving 16,848 cases and 712,195 participants were reviewed.
  • Data from the studies were combined for a meta-analysis.

And, the results.

  • Every 10 grams/day increment in dietary fiber intake was associated with a significant 7% reduction in breast cancer risk.

The bottom line?

The authors concluded, “This meta-analysis provides evidence of a significant inverse dose-response association between dietary fiber intake and breast cancer risk.”

The more fiber you eat, the lower your risk of breast cancer.

8/2/11 20:46 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.