A community-based feasibility study using wheat bran fiber supplementation to lower colon cancer risk.
- Author(s): Ho, E E
- Atwood, J R
- Benedict, J
- Ritenbaugh, C
- Sheehan, E T
- Abrams, C
- Alberts, D
- Meyskens, F L, Jr
- et al.
In this feasibility study, free-living older adults (n = 180; means = 67.5 years old) were randomly assigned to one of three levels of a 3-month standardized compliance enhancement program.
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.
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.
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