Does fiber play a protective role in colon cancer?

Yes. Arabinogalactan is a soluble fiber which regenerates mucosal lining and prevents colon cancer.
Arabinogalactan. Arabinogalactan is a soluble fiber helps heal and regenerate lining cells in intestinal villi - lose of mucosal lining is the predictor of colon risk for cancer.

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What kind of fiber soluble or insoluble prevents colon cancer in males?

Both. Soluble fibre attracts water and helps keep stool soft. Insoluble fibre makes stool bulky and shortens transit time and helps evacuation. Both are good for different reasons. Read more...

Can insoluble fiber increases risk of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer. There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority most forms are sporadic there are also multiple environmental and dietary risk factors for development of colon and rectal cancer. Low fiber and high fat diets have been shown to increase risk of this disease. Read more...

Does eating a lot of fiber prevent colon cancer?

Not really. Early population based studies indicated a relationship between fiber intake and colon cancer. However, more recent analyses have failed to confirm this finding. Read more...
Not PREVENT. Certainly high fiber is thought to reduce risk, but not prevent. Read more...

How can I prevent colon cancer, by eating cereal? Soluble or insoluble fiber?

Good. Cereal is a good source of fibre as is oatmeal. Soluble or insoluble fibre must be accompanied by good fluid intake to be efficacious. Read more...

Fiber is supposed to decrease colon cancer risk, but does chronic constipation increase the cancer risk even if a person eats tons of fiber?

Colon cancer. The relationship between high fiber intake and colon cancer is still somewhat controversial with studies going both ways. But a high fiber diet is beneficial in many other ways as well. There are no quality clinical data to suggest constipation is a risk factor for colon cancer. Read more...
Unlikely. A diet low in fiber is associated with colon cancer risk. Constipation has not been associated with increased cancer risk in huge population studies in japan and netherlands recently- in fact in the latter study colon cancer risk was less in patients with constipation! Read more...