The health benefits of dietary fiber are extensive and wide-ranging, yet most Americans do not consume the recommended amount of fiber from their diet. Fiber supplements may be used as a means to augment a low-fiber diet. But which, if any, of the benefits of dietary fiber are achieved through supplementation? And are all fiber supplements equally effective? An evidence-based approach to recommending fiber supplements for self-care will be discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health