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charlie
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posted 09-07-1998 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charlie   Click Here to Email charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

hi doc
konsyl king here:
what are the benefits of taking fiber everyday,what else does it do for you? is it just used for ibs,or do non ibs people use it to?
can you skip a few days?
thanks
charlie submandibular
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posted 09-08-1998 08:12 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie-

In IBS, fiber is most useful in the treatment of constipation, probably somewhat useful for the D and not of great benefit for cramps. In the US, we could probably all stand a bit more fiber in our diets. Supplemental dietary fiber has been shown to provide some reduction in blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of colon cancer (the data for the latter are epidemiologic rather than experimental).

Keep eatin' that mulch!

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