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Nutr Cancer. 1990;13(1-2):1-8.

Dietary fiber and breast cancer.

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Division of Nutrition and Endocrinology, American Health Foundation, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Abstract

Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that dietary fiber, as well as fat, has the potential for affecting breast cancer risk. Fiber may have a protective role because of its influence on estrogen metabolism and excretion or because of the endocrine effects of the lignans, a family of compounds formed in the intestine from fiber-associated precursors. Future research should include additional mechanistic studies and dietary intervention trials in groups of women that have a high risk of breast cancer.

PMID:
2153951
DOI:
10.1080/01635589009514040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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