Roger A. Clemens

Increasing one’s dietary fiber may be as simple as changing a definition.

Prior to the 1970s, dietary fiber was primarily viewed as “roughage” and generally considered as a non-nutrient and unimportant in maintaining health. Fast-forward a decade or so and we see a marked increase in scientific information suggesting a change in this view. The scientific community has recanted its “no value” opinion and acknowledged that dietary fiber is a positive nutrient, a deficiency of which can lead to adve…

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