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How does reducing colonic transit time with fiber prevent colorectal cancer?
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Less contact
The hypothesis is that one factor in colon cancer is potentially ingested carcinogens(cancer causing) that are in the food we eat.
The faster the stool moves through the colon, the less time the carcinogen has in contact with any segment of the colon so it's should be less damaging.

In brief: Less contact
The hypothesis is that one factor in colon cancer is potentially ingested carcinogens(cancer causing) that are in the food we eat.
The faster the stool moves through the colon, the less time the carcinogen has in contact with any segment of the colon so it's should be less damaging.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Inflammation!
Although the data supports a healthy diet high in fiber with fruits and vegetables improves colonic health - there is some speculation that it may also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
A diet high in dietary fiber reduces colonic transit time - meaning you go more regularly. The more regular you move your bowels there is less stagnation of stool and decreased inflammation in the colon.

In brief: Inflammation!
Although the data supports a healthy diet high in fiber with fruits and vegetables improves colonic health - there is some speculation that it may also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
A diet high in dietary fiber reduces colonic transit time - meaning you go more regularly. The more regular you move your bowels there is less stagnation of stool and decreased inflammation in the colon.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
In brief: It doesnt
That was antheory espoused several years ago based on population based studies but it never panned out.

In brief: It doesnt
That was antheory espoused several years ago based on population based studies but it never panned out.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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