As per the research introduced on Tuesday (April 1) at the yearly meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) it was stated that having cereal and whole grains can lower the danger of liver cancer.
Having a meal which is rich in dietary fiber and whole grains is associated to a number of health advantages which also includes minimal threat of insulin resistance, inflammation in the human body and higher insulin level in the blood — all of these are risky for hepatocellular carcinoma, the widely recognized variant of liver cancer.
With reference to this, a group of analysts chose to check if there was a relationship between having more fiber and grains and the danger of liver cancer. Hence to prove they used two full sets of U.S. data: the Nurses’ Health Study that started in 1976 and involved all women, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, a complete male study which instigated in 1986.
All the participants of the study filled a question answer form regarding dietary habits for once in four years or up to 32 years. At that time 141 of the excess 125000 members were determined to have hepatocellular carcinoma
Senior research author Dr. Xuehong Zhang, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a medical assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, while talking about the research said that they observed people who consumed whole grain on a higher level was linked to less hepatocellular carcinoma danger, compared to less consumption of whole grain. The analysts also discovered that specific parts of whole grain may be related with a lower risk, Zhang included.
The analysts found that, compared to less consumption of bran, consuming higher amount of bran particularly was linked to less risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (but this research did not achieve statistical significance). However, they did not find any relation for consuming high amount of germs. Similarly they also found that consuming more cereal fiber is linked to decrease the risk of cancer, in comparison to less amount of cereal fiber. They also did not find any relation for consuming more vegetables and fruits which also contains fiber.
Zhang also noticed a few limitations of the research: the analysts did not have hepatitis infection info for certain people, but because the information had been collected by surveys, the information could have been inaccurate.