Corpus ID: 31185689

Functional benefits of Psyllium fiber supplementation.

  title={Functional benefits of Psyllium fiber supplementation.},
  author={J. W{\"a}rnberg and A. Marcos and G. Bueno and L. A. Moreno},
  journal={Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research},
  • J. Wärnberg, A. Marcos, +1 author L. A. Moreno
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research
  • Commonly called Psyllium (Ispaghula Psyllium, Plantago ispaghula and Plantago ovata), has a long history of use as a dietary fiber supplement, primarily as a gentle bulk-forming laxative to promote the regulation of large bowel function, but it has as well a potential role in the treatment and prevention of bowel diseases such as diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, and could even play a protective role in the prevention of colon cancer. During the last… CONTINUE READING
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