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How Prebiotic Fiber Affects Your Health

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Fiber plays a role in the control of your cholesterol, estrogen and testosterone levels, plus other key health factors  An article on the health web site Experience Life titled "Fiber: Why It Matters More Than You Think" unlocks some of the reasons for the benefits noted when diets are higher in plant fiber intake. In it, fiber is noted to play a part in "...regulating blood-sugar levels, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, colon cancer and gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, duodenal ulcer, irritable bowel and diverticulitis, and also supporting weight loss." Some of the work fiber does is...

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