Viscous versus nonviscous soluble fiber supplements: mechanisms and evidence for fiber-specific health benefits.

@article{Chutkan2012ViscousVN,
  title={Viscous versus nonviscous soluble fiber supplements: mechanisms and evidence for fiber-specific health benefits.},
  author={Robynne Chutkan and George C. Fahey and Wendy L Wright and Johnson W. McRorie},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={476-87}
}
PURPOSE This review focuses on the health benefits of viscous versus nonviscous soluble fibers, why symptoms can occur with increased fiber consumption, and how to avoid symptoms to improve adherence with a high-fiber diet. DATA SOURCES Review of scientific literature as well as evidence-based guidelines and resources. CONCLUSIONS While it is generally known that "fiber is good for you," it is less well known that specific health benefits are associated with specific fiber characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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