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Many food manufacturers tout the purported cancer-fighting benefits of fiber on the labels of their products.

Doubts cast on fiber's effect on cancer

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / December 14, 2005

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Eating a lot of fiber-rich vegetables, fruits, and whole grains does not appear to reduce a person's chances of getting colorectal cancer, researchers found in the largest study yet to test the popular and longstanding idea about preventing the third most common cancer. (Full article: 1227 words)

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