Bowel disorders and fiber
High fiber diets help delay the progression of diverticulosis and, at least, reduce the bouts of diverticulitis. In many cases, it helps reduce the symptoms of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is generally accepted that a diet high in fiber is protective, or at least reduces the

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