A community-based feasibility study using wheat bran fiber supplementation to lower colon cancer risk

EE Ho, Jan R. Atwood, Jamie Benedict, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Edward T. Sheehan, Cynthia Abrams, David Alberts, Frank L. Meyskens

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Abstract

Methods. In this feasibility study, free-living older adults (n = 180; x = 67.5 years old) were randomly assigned to one of three levels of a 3-month standardized compliance enhancement program. Results. Regarding subject compliance with the 18 g/day wheat bran fiber supplement, the high compliance enhancement group had a superior regimen compliance rate (88%) versus the medium and low groups, (66 and 29%, respectively) (P = 0.01), with similar attrition rates. Conclusion. No significant gastrointestinal side effects and changes in body weight were reported. For similar efficacy, the comprehensive compliance enhancement group had the greatest cost effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-225
Number of pages13
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Ho, EE., Atwood, J. R., Benedict, J., Ritenbaugh, C., Sheehan, E. T., Abrams, C., Alberts, D., & Meyskens, F. L. (1991). A community-based feasibility study using wheat bran fiber supplementation to lower colon cancer risk. Preventive Medicine, 20(2), 213-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/0091-7435(91)90021-U