Dietary fibre in food and protection against colorectal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): an observational study.

@article{Bingham2003DietaryFI,
  title={Dietary fibre in food and protection against colorectal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): an observational study.},
  author={Sheila Anne Bingham and N. E. Day and Robert L Luben and Pietro Ferrari and Nadia Slimani and Teresa Norat and Francoise Clavel-Chapelon and Emmanuelle Kesse and Alexandra Nieters and H. B{\"o}ing and Anne Tj\onneland and Kim Overvad and Carmen Mart{\'i}nez and Miren Dorronsoro and Carlos A. Gonz{\'a}lez and Timothy J Key and Antonia Trichopoulou and Androniki Naska and Paolo Vineis and Rosario Tumino and Vittorio Krogh and Hendrik Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita and P. H. Peeters and G{\"o}ran GB Berglund and G{\"o}ran Hallmans and Eiliv Lund and Guri Skeie and Rudolf Kaaks and Elio Riboli},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={361 9368},
  pages={1496-501}
}
BACKGROUND Dietary fibre is thought to protect against colorectal cancer but this view has been challenged by recent prospective and intervention studies that showed no protective effect. METHODS We prospectively examined the association between dietary fibre intake and incidence of colorectal cancer in 519978 individuals aged 25-70 years taking part in the EPIC study, recruited from ten European countries. Participants completed a dietary questionnaire in 1992-98 and were followed up for… CONTINUE READING
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