Published in Cancer Weekly, February 1st, 1999
But the findings of the 16-year study of nearly 89,000 nurses were not expected to eliminate doctors' recommendations for people to eat diets rich in fiber. There is still evidence that fiber-rich diets can reduce the likelihood of heart disease, high blood pressure, and some types of diabetes.
Colon and rectal cancers account for 10 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States, killing about 56,500 Americans each year. Colon and rectal...
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