The new review found that about 41% on the high-fiber diet
reported bloating, and men had a bigger problem with it than women.
The study analyzed data from the DASH-Sodium trial, conducted at four clinical centers during 1998-99, it tested the DASH diet, a high-fiber diet
which is relatively low in fat and high in fruits, nuts, and vegetables, against a low-fiber control diet.
"We found that patients who reported eating high-fiber diets
were about five times as likely to respond to anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade immunotherapy (odds ratio vs.
After four generations (that would be your great-grandchildren), no length of time on a high-fiber diet
could recover the microbes that break down fiber.
The high-fiber diet
included whole grains, traditional Chinese medicinal foods rich in dietary fibers and prebiotics, which promote growth of short-chain fatty acid-producing gut bacteria.
The first animal trials of smart gas sensing pills developed at Australia's RMIT University--which can send data from inside the gut directly to a mobile phone--have examined the impact of low and high-fiber diets
on intestinal gases and offer new clues for the development of treatments for gut disorders.
The African group was fed a high-fat, low-protein, low-fiber Western diet, while the Americans ate a high-fiber diet
featuring lots of beans and legumes.
A high-fiber diet
can also serve as a source of energy if the fiber can be broken down during digestion.
In general, a high-fiber diet
is beneficial for cardiovascular and digestive health.
A high-fiber diet
also can help prevent constipation, control blood sugar levels, and aid in weight loss.
Eating a high-fiber diet
may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, especially if the fiber is from cereal and whole grains, according to a new review (BMJ, Nov.
Constipation can also occur if insufficient fluid is consumed with a high-fiber diet