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Definition of Bowel disorders and fiber

Bowel disorders and fiber: High-fiber diets help delay the progression of and number of bouts with diverticulosis. In many cases, high-fiber diets help reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is generally accepted that a diet high in fiber is protective or at least reduces the incidence of colon polyps and colon cancer.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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