Fiber-based laxatives associated with decreased risk for developing colorectal cancer

October 9, 2014 4:28 PM

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According to a new study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, have found that the particular type of laxative a person uses may be associated with varying risks for developing colon cancer.

The researchers found that fiber-containing laxatives are linked with a lower risk for developing colon cancer, compared with non-fiber laxatives are associated with an increased risk for developing the disease.

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