Dietary Fiber pp 427-432 | Cite as

Fiber and Cancer

  • David Kritchevsky


Dietary fiber, hypothetically, can protect against intestinal cancer in several ways. It can lessen the probability of contact between a potential carcinogen and intestinal mucosa by its role as a diluent of intestinal contents and by reducing intestinal transit time. Dietary fiber can also influence bacterial conversion of precursors of carcinogens by the same mechanisms.


Colon Carcinogenesis Intestinal Cancer Intestinal Transit Time Colon Cancer Incidence Intestinal Carcinogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Kritchevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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