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Is there a certain number of fruits I should eat every day to avoid colon cancer?
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Fruits are very healthy and contain multiple vitamins and minerals.
They are also a good source of dietary fiber. A diet high in fiber (usda recommends 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men) may reduce the risk of colon cancer, but this has not been proven in any population studies. Fruits and fiber do decrease risk of diverticular disease, hemorrhoids and heart disease.

In brief: Not exactly
Fruits are very healthy and contain multiple vitamins and minerals.
They are also a good source of dietary fiber. A diet high in fiber (usda recommends 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men) may reduce the risk of colon cancer, but this has not been proven in any population studies. Fruits and fiber do decrease risk of diverticular disease, hemorrhoids and heart disease.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Healthy diet
There is no magic number. But maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of developing cancer.
So perhaps an apple a day, might be a good start.

In brief: Healthy diet
There is no magic number. But maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of developing cancer.
So perhaps an apple a day, might be a good start.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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