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Food and Nutrition Sciences
The cancer incidence has risen dramatically over the last decades. About 8 million people died globally according to latest reports, which represented almost 40% more than it was 20 years ago. Risk factors for the development of cancer have been found to include smoking, alcohol, drugs, obesity and diet. Fiber intake has shown to exhibit chemoprotective effects on cancer proliferation and metastasis that may seem to be very promising. This article will review the role of different types of fiber such as, cellulose, lignin, pectin and inulin in development and prevention of different types of cancers. This article would also discuss the effectiveness of both types of fiber in cancer prevention.
Scientific Research Publishing
Fiber, Cancer, Insoluble, Soluble, Bioactive Compounds
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Papandreou, Dimitrios; Noor, Zujaja Tul; and Rashed, Maitha, "The Role of Soluble, Insoluble Fibers and Their Bioactive Compounds in Cancer: A Mini Review" (2015). All Works. 4591.
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