Dietary Fiber and Cancer

  • Raymond J. Shamberger


Some interest has been directed toward the physiological significance of dietary fiber, which generally includes indigestible carbohydrates and carbohydrate and carbohydrate-like components of food, such as cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose, pentosans, gums, and pectins. The major characteristic of these indigestible substances is that they provide bulk in the diet. The major types of foods that provide dietary fiber are vegetables, fruits, and whole grain cereals.


Colon Cancer Bile Acid Fiber Intake Bile Acid Excretion Bind Bile Acid 
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© Raymond J. Shamberger 1984

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  • Raymond J. Shamberger
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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