Tuesday, September 29, 2020

High-fibre diet, low level inflammation: sidestepping the effects of radiation


News Release 29-Sep-2020
University of South Australia

Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fibre could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut inflammation.

Conducted by the University of Gothenburg, Lund University and the University of South Australia, the preclinical study found that dietary oat bran can offset chronic gastrointestinal damage caused by radiotherapy, contradicting long-held clinical recommendations.


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