Value of fiber for treatment of constipation in the elderly

October 1995
American Family Physician;10/1/1995, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p1527
Academic Journal
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.


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