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Comment & Response
August 2018

Fiber Intake and Colorectal Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Jyoban Hospital of Tokiwa Foundation, Fukushima, Japan
  • 2IMSUT Hospital, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(8):1135. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.0878

To the Editor Dr Song and colleagues1 assessed the relationship between fiber intake and colorectal cancer. The authors conclude that higher intake of fiber was associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer–specific and overall mortality. However, we would like to point out several concerns because it has been generally difficult to recommend higher intake of fiber after surgery to secure good enough digestion.

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