High-Fiber Diet Good Protection Versus Colon Cancer

High Fiber diet good protection against colon cancerHere is one good reason why eating high fiber foods is a must for all. A r ecent medical study has shown that eating food rich with high-fiber could greatly reduced the risk for colorectal cancer to people around the world. The researchers from Great Britain and Denmark revealed people who regularly eat fiber foods such as cereal and whole grains have a better chances of avoiding colon cancer in the future.

The researchers get the data after analyzing the health patters of nearly two million people. Based on the study it was discovered that eating 90 grams more a day (three servings, or three and one-quarter ounces) of whole grains was associated with about a 20 percent lower risk. Aside from colon cancer, the researchers said high-fiber diet could also reduced risks for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight, obesity and possibly overall risk of death.

According to reports, colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, with 1.2 million new cases recorded each year. Color cancer, commonly known as bowel cancer, is a cancer caused by uncontrolled cell growth (neoplasia), in the colon, rectum, or vermiform appendix. Colon cancers start in the lining of the bowel.  If left untreated, it can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. Most begin as a small growth on the bowel wall: a colorectal polyp or adenoma.

These mushroom-shaped growths are usually benign, but some develop into cancer over time.  Localized bowel cancer is usually diagnosed through colonoscopy.