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Ovarian Cancer: Prevent With Fiber and Less Fat

It turns out that including at least 30 g of fiber in your diet not only helps prevent breast cancer, but a new study also says that it could also reduce your risk for ovarian cancer by 40 percent.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer killer of women. About 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with this deadly disease every year, and about 15,000 will die from it. Unfortunately that is not a great survival rate.

That's why it's so important for women to stick with a long-term diet that's high in fiber and low in fat with less than 20 percent of daily calories coming from fat. Not only does this diet help reduce their risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers, but it can also help prevent heart disease, and head and neck cancers as well.

So get your fiber ladies. If you want to know how much fiber is in the foods you eat, then

Check out these posts to make sure you're getting 30g of fiber a day:

Fiber in Fruit
Fiber in Vegetables
Fiber in Nuts, Beans, and Grains

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LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Thanks for this! My grandmother was a survivor of ovarian cancer, so I try to learn as much as possible about it.
workofiction workofiction 8 years
Where do fiber supplements come into play if at all?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow! That's great info!40% is A LOT!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow! That's great info! 40% is A LOT!
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