Inadequate dietary fibre

Other Names:
Low-fibre diets
Inadequate roughage in diet
Consumption of insufficient vegetable produce

People with diets low in amounts of insoluble fibre have a greater risk of colon-rectal cancer. Nearly all cases of this type of cancer are believed to begin with the formation of benign growths call polyps in the colon or rectum. Over a period of years, the polyps can enlarge and some may gradually become malignant. Diets rich in cereals, such as bran, reverse the usual progression by inhibiting a pre-malignant lesion.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST