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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Published on: 6 Jul, 2020
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), not to be confused with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), is a common bowel disorder characterized by symptoms of abdominal pain and bloating along with changes in bowel function. There are two sub-types of IBS: IBS-D, which is associated with frequent diarrhea, and IBS-C, which is characterized by constipation. Symptoms can vary among patients, and effective treatment for one patient will not necessarily have the same effect for another. 
 

Dietary Fiber

Published on: 2 Jun, 2020
Even though dietary fiber has many health benefits, few people get enough in their diet. Besides playing an important role in digestive health, dietary fiber can also be beneficial in preventing heart disease and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, a high fiber diet can also help with the maintenance of a healthy weight. 

Fruits and vegetables and their role in colon cancer prevention

Published on: 3 Feb, 2020
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. During a recent study that investigated aspirin and its potential role in colon cancer prevention, it was discovered that fruits and vegetables may play a specific role in colon cancer prevention as well. The study describes an enzyme that is produced in the gut as a result of the digestion of certain fruits and vegetables that inhibits cell division, potentially restricting or preventing cancer cell replication.
 
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