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Another plus for the right kind of breakfast.

The eggs-and-bacon breakfast is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, as h Americans return to breakfast food rich in fiber. In addition to the already-imp potential health benefits of such a diet, a recent study suggests that the risk from intestinal polyps may be reduced with a high-fiber diet.

In a four-year study of 58 persons with familial polyposis, an inherited p condition, it was found that patients who consumed a high-fiber bran cereal dail reduction in the number of polyps in their large intestines compared to those wh a look-alike low-fiber cereal. Sizes of some of the polyps actually regressed. T fiber, such as that found in oat bran, in reducing cholesterol levels when taken a low-fat diet has already been documented. Oat bran, however, is low in soluble comparison with psyllium seed, an old-time remedy used to promote bowel regulari such products as Metamucil, Serutan, Fiberall and now also in two new breakfast "Heartwise" and General Mills' Benefit."

If you can't find either cereal in your local store yet, you can obtain a box of "Heartwise" by joining the Saturday Evening Post Society by subscribing t Evening Post. Send $13.95 to P.O. Box 567, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.
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Title Annotation:high-fiber diet and colon-rectal cancer risk
Publication:Medical Update
Date:Nov 1, 1989
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