TITLE

Value of fiber for treatment of constipation in the elderly

PUB. DATE
October 1995
SOURCE
American Family Physician;10/1/1995, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p1527
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a study from the June 1995 issue of the `Journal of the American Geriatrics Society,' by Chester and colleagues who conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of fiber in elderly patients with chronic constipation. Authors concluding that fiber supplementation appears to clinically improve constipation by reducing colonic transit.
ACCESSION #
9511265577

 

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