Study links greater fruit intake to decreased constipation in patients on hemodialysis

Researchers from Brazil found patients on hemodialysis who reported a lower frequency of fruit intake were more likely to have constipation than those who consumed more fruit.These findings led Rafaela G. dos Santos, RD, of the nutrition department, Centro de Tratamento de Doenças Renais, and colleagues to recommend providing nutritional counseling to these patients, with specific focus on ways to increase fiber intake.According to the researchers, constipation is often considered a “benign and often self-manageable condition,” causing it to be “overlooked and understudied”Read More

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