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Fruit Fiber and Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer risk is lower in those consuming generous amounts of dietary fiber.

People who eat more fiber, especially fiber from fruits, experience significantly lower risk of pancreatic cancer, according to Italian research. Those with the highest total fiber intake had a 40% lower risk than those with the lowest intake. However, grain fibers were not linked to any apparent benefit. The authors suggested several possible mechanisms for these findings, including the possibility that dietary fiber is an indicator of an overall healthier lifestyle.

PositiveTip: Diets rich in dietary fiber, especially from fruits and vegetables, provide many benefits.