Don’t Joke About Prunes!

Forty constipated patients (with a mean age of 38) participated in an 8-week single-blind, randomized cross-over study to determine if dried plums (prunes) or psyllium (Metamucil) was more effective at relieving their symptoms. Each group received 6 grams of dietary fiber (8-9 pitted prunes). The dried plums had significantly (p<0.05) better results than the psyllium,…

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