Eating More Fiber May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Results of a new study suggest that eating more fiber may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 60%. Not all types of fiber were found to provide the same protective effects, however.
Not all fiber protects against cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer and one for which there is scant information about the effects of diet. This new study, which reportedly is the first to explore the impact of different types of fiber on the risk of pancreatic cancer, was conducted by a research team in Italy.
The study involved 326 patients with pancreatic cancer and 652 cancer free individuals. All the participants had completed questionnaires about their dietary intake.
The investigative team observed the following: