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Fibre and whole grains 'reduce bowel cancer risk'

Eating more cereals and whole grains could reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to a BMJ study.

Researchers from Imperial College London found that for every 10g a day increase in fibre intake, there was a 10% drop in the risk of bowel cancer.

But the study's conclusions could prove hard to stomach, as Dominic Hughes explains.

  • 11 Nov 2011