High Fiber Diets Battle Breast Cancer?

Morgan McCloy/NPR, via The Salt

Morgan McCloy/NPR, via The Salt

If the advice to eat more fiber seems easy to ignore, you’re not alone. Most Americans don’t get the 25 to 38 grams a day that recommended, depending on age and gender.

But if you’re skimping on fiber, the health stakes are high, especially if you’re a teenage girl.

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics concludes that eating lots of fiber-rich foods during high school years may significantly reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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