Fiber fights colon cancer

Fiber fights colon cancer

Colon cancer starts when cells along its inner lining start to change. Initially, small growths, called polyps, form on the colon lining. these polyps are not cancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body. However, they are a sign that something is amiss. Eventually, overgrowing cells become cancerous, invading the colon wall and spreading to other parts of the body.

Fiber changes this course of events. Fiber hampers the action of cancer-causing agents and escorts them out of the body. Fiber also supports a healthy environment for the cells along the intestine, so that cell division doesn't get out of control.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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