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How does fiber affect the colon?

Dietary fiber can help the colon by regulating bowel movements as it bulks up stools, which allows them to pass through the digestive tract more easily. This helps to prevent constipation and decreases the risk of developing hemorrhoids or diverticulitis.
Fiber improves colon function. Insoluble fiber passes through your body without being digested by you or the bacteria that live in your digestive system. It helps increase bulk and the water content of waste, and this is beneficial because the additional water enhances motility (which helps to make you more regular), and it also helps to dilute carcinogens.

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