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January 1, 1990

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The British Nutrition Foundation admitted that the hypotheses that IBS, diverticulosis and colo-rectal cancer are caused by a deficiency of fibre had not been substantiated, neither have those that fibre might protect against diabetes, obesity and CHD.

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Complex Carbohydrates in Food: The Report of the British Nutrition Foundation's Task Force (British Nutrition Foundation Task Force Reports Series)

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Cancer
Fiber

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In 1990 The British Nutrition Foundation admitted that the hypotheses that IBS, diverticulosis and colo-rectal cancer are caused by a deficiency of fibre had not been substantiated, neither havethose that fibre might protect against diabetes, obesity and CHD. 

 The Seventh King's Fund Forum on Cancer of The Colon and Rectum agreed: 'TheForum commented that cereal fibre does not offer protection against cancer'.

Cancer of The Colon and Rectum: the Seventh King's Fund Forum. London: King's Fund Centre, 1990. 

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