Regular consumption of fiber from whole grains may help decrease an individual's chances of developing gastric cardia cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
This study assessed the role of high dietary intake of cereal fiber in the prevention of cancers of the stomach and esophagus. Researchers reviewed nutritional and clinical data extracted from a large-scale, population-based case-control study.
The team of investigators observed that frequent consumers of high cereal fiber diets demonstrated a significant decrease in the risk of developing gastric cardia cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma. On the other hand, consistent consumption of fiber from cereal fiber was found to have no significant effect on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma development odds. The results of this study show that increased intake of fiber from whole grains may be vital in reducing gastric cardia cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma risk.