High fiber diet reduces colon cancer risk?

Does a new study change our minds about the dietary fiber-cancer myth?

A new study in the British Medical Journal conducted a meta-analysis of 25 cohort and case-control studies and concluded that 10 grams daily of dietary fiber correlated with about 10% less colon cancer incidence.

But the reported 10% reduction in incidence (an unreliable weak association) and the fact that none of the studies included in the meta-analysis on their own indicate any credible association between fiber and cancer, expose the meta-analysis technique for what it is — a garbage-in/garbage-out methodology.

Read the BMJ study.

Read Steve Milloy’s FoxNews.com column, “The Tail-end of the Fiber Myth.”

2 thoughts on “High fiber diet reduces colon cancer risk?”

  1. consider reading:
    FIBER MANACE: The Truth about the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Cancer

    by Konstantin Monastyrsky

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