Nutrition Myths

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Does fiber help in constipation?

Fiber helps relieve Chronic Idiopathic Constipation, that has no known causes and is not a result of any medical condition or drugs. For constipation with known causes more evidence is needed.

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Soluble fibers lower total and LDL cholesterol by a small amount. They also exert other actions that help reduce the overall risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

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