For a long time it was disputed whether a dietary fiber-rich nutrition
can reduce the intestine cancer risk. A European study also of
500.000 participants speaks clearly for it
fiber-rich nutrition lowers the risk to get sick with large intestine
cancer around more than one third. This result supplies the so
far largest study financed by the European Union over the European
nourishing behavior EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into
CAN cerium and Nutrition). More than 500,000 persons at the age
between 25 and 70 years in ten countries (Denmark, Germany, France,
Greece, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,
Spain) looked the scientists on the plates.
The connection between the consumption of dietary fiber and the
large intestine cancer risk was so far disputed. EPIC supplied
a clear result: The large intestine cancer rate sinks over up
to 40 per cent, if the admission of the ballast materials of 13
gram per day is increased to 35 gram per day. The kind of the
ballast materials does not play a role. In the Netherlands, Germany,
Sweden and Denmark grain represents the main source of ballast
material. In France and Great Britain vegetable in highest place
ranks, while one falls back in Italy and France dearest to fruit.
The study results were published in the trade paper Lancet.