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Insoluble Dietary Fiber and Experimental Colon Cancer

Are We Asking the Proper Questions?
  • David M. Klurfeld


The effects of insoluble dietary fiber on colonic carcinogenesis in animal models can be summarized by stating that this type of fiber inhibits, enhances, and has no effect on development of intestinal tumors. This vague conclusion is predicated on the fact that any assessment of the role of dietary fiber in studies of colonic carcinogenesis can only be made with an appreciation of the many sources of variability that contribute to the confusion surrounding the effect of fiber on the tumorigenic process.


Dietary Fiber Wheat Bran Insoluble Fiber Insoluble Dietary Fiber Tumor Multiplicity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Klurfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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