CSPI Quackery: Preventing colon cancer (Part 2)

What’s the “second best” food to prevent colon cancer?

In the December edition of Nutrition Action Health Letter, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) spotlights foods that are the “best” and “worst” for “preventing colon cancer.”

In Part 1 of the series, we covered the “best” food. Part 2 covers the “second best” food. Part 3 covers the “worst” foods.

CSPI says the “second best” foods for preventing colon cancer are “fiber-rich foods” like whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit.

But the myth that dietary fiber reduces colon cancer risk was debunked more than a decade ago — check out Steve Milloy’s Foxnews.com column, “The Tail-end of the Dietary Fiber Myth.”

A key study for debunking that dietary fiber-colorectal cancer myth is this January 1999 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

You’d think CSPI would know about the debunking of the dietary fiber myth since the anchor author of the NEJM study is Walter Willett, who also happens to be friend of, and key reference point for CSPI’s food alarmism.

Check out JunkScience.com’s False Alarm: The Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1971-2006.

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