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143nutrition16 - – dec blood cholesterol and risk for CHD...

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16 Dietary Fiber Carbohydrate in plants that are difficult to digest – pass through intestinal system – provides bulk soluble fiber - dissolves in water – slows absorption of glucose and binds cholesterol
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Unformatted text preview: – dec blood cholesterol and risk for CHD • Insoluble fiber - adds bulk to feces – fruits, legumes oat bran and wheat bran • recommend 25 - 38 g / day (women, men)...
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