Cereals and a high fiber diet can officially help prevent and beat bowel cancer, according to new research.
It is well known that eating plenty of roughage through foods like pulses, veg and fruit reduce your risk of the disease.
Now scientists have discovered fiber boosts survival rates of those already diagnosed – even if their diet was poor before.
Compared to people with a low fiber intake, each additional five grams of roughage in the diet was linked with a 22 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with and dying from bowel cancer.
And among those already diagnosed, each additional five grams of fiber added to the diet brought an 18 percent fall in the likelihood of dying from the illness.
But not all types of roughage had the same life-saving effects: cereal fiber lowered patients’ the disease killing them but vegetable and fruit fiber made little to no difference.