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Fiber intake and renal cell carcinoma: a case-control study from Italy.

Adding more vegetables to a diet may help to fend off renal cell (kidney) carcinoma.

​The purpose of this study was to confirm the protective effects of dietary fiber against the development of renal cell (kidney) carcinoma. Researchers used data obtained from 767 patients with kidney cancer and 1,534 healthy individuals. 

Researchers found a protective association between habitual intake of fiber from vegetables and the occurrence of renal cell carcinoma. This study provides evidence supporting the beneficial effect of high vegetable diets on prevention of kidney cancer.

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