High fibre reduces risk of colorectal cancer

Eating a high fibre diet is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study published on bmj.com.

Although researchers have suspected such a link for nearly 40 years, previous studies attempting to confirm the association have not had consistent results.

Dietary fibre was known to help protect against cardiovascular disease, but until now it was less clear if it was associated with colorectal cancer risk.

Read more at British Medical Journal