Fiber Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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A meta-analysisA quantitative statistical analysis of several separate but similar experiments or studies in order to test the pooled data for statistical significance. of 10 studies involving 712,195 participants found that for every 10 gram increment in dietary fiber, the risk for breast cancer goes down seven percent. Boosting fiber intake is one of the simplest and easiest things any woman can do to prevent a major health problem.
The general advice is to consume 25 grams of fiber per day—most Americans get about half that. While 25 grams may be adequate for a generally healthy person, those who are overweight or with other health problems should certainly strive for higher intake, which is easy to do with supplemental fiber drinks. Overweight people should get 35 – 45 grams of fiber per day. This would significantly decrease their risk for breast cancer, along with helping offset the increased risk of getting breast cancer that is associated with being overweight.
Fiber helps absorb toxic trash and get it out of your body. Excessive toxins from digestive problems are a risk for any type of cancer. Fiber also helps smooth out how blood sugar metabolism works in your body; problems with insulin resistance are a major factor that potentially fuel the growth of breast cancer.
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