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Fiber intake and risk of subsequent prostate cancer in Japanese men.

​A high-fiber diet may help protect men against prostate cancer.

This study investigated the association between dietary fiber intake and the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. A group of researchers from the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan, monitored the fiber intake and rate of occurrence of prostate cancer in a study population comprising of more than 40,000 Japanese men between the ages of 45-74 years.

The research team observed that men who consistently consumed foods rich in fiber, especially insoluble fiber, had less chances of developing advanced prostate cancer. The results of this study suggest that men who want to ward off prostate cancer should add more fiber-rich foods to their diet.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Sawada N, Iwasaki M1, Yamaji T1, Shimazu T1, Sasazuki S1, Inoue M1, Tsugane S1; Japan Public Health Center–based Prospective Study Group.
  • From the Epidemiology and Prevention Group, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan (NS, M Iwasaki, TY, TS, SS, M Inoue, and ST), and AXA Department of Health and Human Security, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (M Inoue).
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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