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.
Microbes from lean people protect mice from excessive weight gain, even when animals eat a high-fat, low-fiber diet
But in the last few years, the trend has been toward a high-protein, high-fat, low-fiber diet
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).
The idea that bowel cancer is a disease caused by a modern low-fiber diet
had enough support in the scientific community that several clinical trials were done to test the effect of high-fiber diets on precancerous lesions in the colon.
The subjects alternated between two different diets: a low-fiber diet
consisting of juice from fruits and vegetables and a high-fiber diet consisting of fruits and vegetables.
I would suggest stopping the Metamucil, maintaining a low-fiber diet
(dairy products are usually okay), avoiding an osmotic load (e.
Doctors say you should be screened for colon cancer if you are over 50 years old, smoke, have a family or personal history of colon cancer or any other colon disease, and get little or no exercise and eat a high-fat, low-fiber diet
For the purpose of this study, a high-fiber diet was operationally defined as 25 to 30 grams of fiber or more per day; a low-fiber diet
was defined as containing [is less than] 25 grams of fiber per day.
The metabolic parameters we measured--including glucose, insulin and waist circumference--reveal a risk of colorectal cancer that equals or exceeds other known risk factors, such as having a first-degree relative with this disease or consuming a high-fat or low-fiber diet
," says Robert Schoen, M.
The level of increased risk observed with these variables is substantial and equals or exceeds that of other recognized risk factors for colorectal cancer, such as having a first-degree relative with the disease or consuming a high-fat or low-fiber diet