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Increase in Fiber Intake Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer, Study Shows

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in America.  The lifetime risk of developing this type of cancer is roughly 1 in 20, according to the American Cancer Society.

A recent compilation of previous studies shows that a diet high in fiber is indicative of a reduced risk of colorectal cancer.  The researchers found that with each 10-gram a day increase in total fiber, a 10% reduction in colorectal cancer arose.  Even a small increase from 5 to 15 grams of fiber a day can make a huge difference in protecting oneself against such a devastating cancer.

While colorectal cancer cannot be fully avoided or warded off, preventive measures such as increasing one’s fiber intake can help.
Below are ten common sources of fiber that you can incorporate into your daily diet:

Avocado – 17 grams
Artichoke – 10 grams
Raspberries – 8 grams
Blackberries – 8 grams
Lentils – 8 grams
Black Beans – 7 grams
Broccoli – 6 grams
Vegetable Soup – 7 grams
Pear – 4.5 grams
Apple – 4 grams

To read more about colorectal cancer research click here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500368_162-57323169/high-fiber-diet-linked-to-lower-colon-cancer-risk/

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