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Fiber, Bulk and Colonic Activity

  • A. M. Connell

Abstract

There is only one point definitely known about fiber and colonic activity, namely that fiber produces a rather larger stool. The rest of the information is speculative. Fantus and his colleagues studied various types of bran and noted an increase in stool weight which varied from 50% to nearly 100%. They also showed that some individuals have a decrease in stool weight of between 16 and 40% when they take additional fiber.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Transit Time Diverticular Disease Intraluminal Pressure Large Balloon 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Connell
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  1. 1.Gastric LaboratoryCincinnati General HospitalCincinnatiUSA

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