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May 31, 2013
Gut Feelings: Probiotics and Mental Health
We've known our mental state can affect our gut flora, but might our good bacteria be affecting our mental state?
March 15, 2013
Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet.
January 31, 2012
Bulking Up on Antioxidants
Even when fiber and fruit and vegetable intake are kept constant, choosing foods richer in antioxidants may increase stool size, which is associated with lower cancer risk.
September 28, 2011
Bowels of the Earth
Which country has the largest (and smallest) average stool size.
September 27, 2011
Food Mass Transit
Most women experience a four-day intestine transit time, likely too long to meet the target 200 gram (half pound) minimum fecal output for cancer prevention.
September 26, 2011
Stool Size Matters
Larger bowel movements are associated with lower risk of appendicitis, colon cancer, constipation, and diverticulitis.
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