Fibre-rich foods guard against bowel cancer

Three servings a day of cereal fibre and whole grains reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 17:14 PM IST

London: Leading scientists have found more evidence than ever before that foods rich in fibre prevent bowel cancer.

They found that three servings a day of cereal fibre and whole grains reduce the risk of the disease, reports the Scotsman.

Experts from Imperial College London came to the conclusion following analysis of the most up-to-date research on the bowel cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which commissioned the study, said it recommended people eat a plant-based diet including fibre-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pulses such as beans.

ANI