How much fiber is too much?

How much is too much? Symptoms and side effects Treatment Best sources of fiber Benefit of fiber in the diet Outlook Too much fiber in the diet can cause bloating, gas, and constipation. A person can relieve this discomfort by increasing their fluid intake, exercising, and making dietary changes. These uncomfortable side effects of excessive […]

Prolonged sitting, physical inactivity linked to development of lower urinary tract symptoms

March 21, 2018 Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels were linked with the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a BJU International study of 69,795 middle-aged Korean men. A team led by researchers at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, in South Korea, found that the incidence rate of LUTS—which relate to urine […]

Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins

Microgels are shown above with sugar motifs after binding fluorescently labeled lectins. Credit: Alexander Kuehne Microgels are shown above with sugar motifs after binding fluorescently labeled lectins. Credit: Alexander Kuehne Close Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. While it’s easy to blame the bacteria, it’s actually […]