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March 1999 Issue

Latest Flip-Flop in Science Is No Reason to Forgo Fiber

Q. Did I hear the news story right that fiber doesn't do any good because it doesn't prevent colon cancer after all? A. No, the headlines should not have implied that fiber doesn't do any good, even though, yes, a major study did conclude that fiber doesn't help prevent colon cancer. The research sent shock waves through the cereal industry and may make you want to toss your All-Bran. But don't. Here's

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