High fiber diet linked to lower breast cancer risk

Women who eat a diet rich in fiber may have a lower risk of breast cancer, a review of studies has found.

Harvard University researchers analyzed 20 published papers about fiber consumption and the incidence of the disease, and then identified study participants who ate the most and the least fiber.

They found women with the highest total fiber consumption had an 8% lower risk of breast cancer compared to the group with the lowest intake.  The findings were published in the journal Cancer.

Read about the study here.