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High-Fiber Diet Keeps Gut Microbes From Eating the Colon’s Lining, Protects Against Infection, Animal Study Shows

A new study shows that the colon wall can become eroded by digestive system microbes that munch on natural layers of mucus lining the gut when they don’t get the fiber they need for food, according to Science Daily. The study was done on mice, but researchers believe it also applies to humans. It also reaffirms the health benefits you get from fiber, and how your diet can influence the micronutrients and bacterial colonies residing in your intestinal tract. Soluble dietary fibers...

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