Psyllium most effective fiber type for constipation relief

Psyllium was the most successful type of fiber to treat chronic constipation, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.In addition, researchers found that the optimal regime for fiber supplementation was a daily dose greater than 10 g for a duration of at least four weeks.The findings provide potential avenues for many patients with chronic constipation who are “dissatisfied with current treatment options,” Alice van der Schoot, MSc, a PhD student at King’s College, and colleagues wrote.ChronicRead More

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