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Can you explain the relationship between roughage, cancer of the colon?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low fat and fiber: A diet low in fats, especially saturated fats, and high in dietary fiber lowers the risk of colon cancer. High fiber shortens the transit time of fecal matter and may provide the benefit by shortening the time of contact with fecal matter.
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