New Roles For Fiber Focus On Heart Disease, Diabetes, Blood Pressure

Upton, Julie
April 2005
Environmental Nutrition;Apr2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p1
Reports on the research about the role of fiber in human health. Level of phytonutrients in foods that provide fiber; Assertion of researchers that most foods contain soluble and insoluble fiber; Health benefits from eating foods rich in fiber. INSET: Chronic Constipation: Sorting Fact from Fiction.


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