Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis

Each additional daily serving of whole fruits lowered the risk by 5 percent, and women who consumed nearly 10 grams of cereal fiber each day were 10 percent less likely to develop diverticulitis than those who ate the least, about 3 grams. A half-cup of Kellogg’s All-Bran cereal, for example, has a whopping 10 grams … Read more

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Traveler’s Constipation’?

Q. Is there such a thing as “traveler’s constipation”? A. Traveler’s constipation is probably real. And the scientific evidence behind it is fascinating. The largest study of traveler’s constipation appeared 40 years ago in the Swiss medical journal Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift. The authors administered a questionnaire to 10,500 tourists returning to Switzerland after visiting the … Read more