Dietary fiber reduces the risk of colon cancer. According to the Society of Nutritional Medicine and Dietetics, this thesis is supported by two recent long-term studies. However, the population in Germany is more likely to be one of the "rough-nuts" and therefore can not benefit optimally from this protection.
Study on fiber
Researchers looked at the dietary habits of 519, 978 individuals as part of the European prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. They found that people with low fiber intake can reduce their risk of colon cancer by 40 percent by doubling their dietary fiber content. It does not matter from which foods the fiber comes from.
The Renner: cereals, cereals and fruit
In a dietary fiber intake study of 33, 971 individuals, another research team showed that the subjects with the highest fiber intake had a 27 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer than those with the lowest fiber intake. This association was most pronounced with fiber from cereals, cereals and fruit.
Recommendations of the German Nutrition Society
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends as a guideline for the dietary fiber intake of adults a daily amount of at least 30 grams. In reality, however, this recommendation has not yet been implemented. The daily fiber intake of people in Germany is only about 20 grams and is therefore capable of increasing.
Positive effect of fiber
However, fiber not only has a positive effect on cancer risk. Due to their large volume they promote saturation and provide the body with hardly usable energy. Therefore, fiber is an effective weapon in the fight against the ever-increasing weight of people in Germany. Alginate or cellulose based saturates are also available for this purpose. A certain type of dietary fiber also has another positive effect. Water-soluble dietary fiber, which is a particularly high percentage in Plantago ovata seed shells, can lower cholesterol levels, especially the concentration of LDL cholesterol. An elevated cholesterol level is a risk factor for the development of vascular calcification, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.