Microbes from lean people protect mice from excessive weight gain, even when animals eat a high-fat, low-fiber diet
Conversely, over time a low-fiber diet
increases the risk of diverticulosis and its complications.
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.
The patients (mean age 61) consumed a low-fiber diet
for 2 days before the exam.
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.
I would suggest stopping the Metamucil, maintaining a low-fiber diet
(dairy products are usually okay), avoiding an osmotic load (e.