"The classic teaching in medical school is that a low-fiber diet
increases constipation, which in turn increases the risk of diverticula," explained lead author Dr.
"We found a low-fiber diet
produced four times more hydrogen in the small intestine than a high-fiber diet."
On a low-fiber diet
, their microbiota does a little better.
Gordon's team drew that conclusion after repeating the microbiota battle, this time feeding both types of mice a high-fat, low-fiber diet
based on American eating habits.
Treatment includes oral antibiotics, pain medications, rest, and a low-fiber diet
. If your condition is severe, you may require hospitalization.
"Women who ate a diet high in fiber had an almost 25 per cent lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease compared with women who ate a low-fiber diet
. In men the effect was less pronounced.
The study reviewed research published on the sugar-restricted, additive-free Feingold Diet, megavitamin therapies, omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and the suspected link between ADHD and a "Western-style" high-fat, low-fiber diet
A low-fiber diet
is believed to be a major cause of this disease because it often leads to constipation and to bowel muscles having to strain to pass stool.
Conversely, over time a low-fiber diet
increases the risk of diverticulosis and its complications.
But in the last few years, the trend has been toward a high-protein, high-fat, low-fiber diet
. This seems to work better, and cat food manufacturers are now making these diets commercially available."
These include "immobility, decreased oral intake, a low-fiber diet
, metabolic and endocrine imbalances, neurologic disorders, concomitant drug side effects, inadequate toileting arrangements, sedation, depression, and advanced age," Dr.
However, the litter size at weaning of does fed a high-energy, low-fiber diet
may be greater than that of does fed a lower-energy, higher-fiber diet because of the increased energy reserves in these bunnies at parturition (Xiccato, Bernardini, Castellini, Dalle Zotte, Queaque, & Trocino, 1999).