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Who should win the People's Choice Award this year? Cast your vote here from a list of celebrities who have been featured on the cover of WebMD Magazine, and come back Nov. 3, to see the winner. This year's nominees are passionately involved in health causes from building programs for young athletes to championing new cancer treatments and working to teach people about endometriosis, rosacea, and more.
This article has some possible side effects of too much fiber:
Getting too much fiber can cause loose stools, abdominal discomfort, gas, and bloating. Fibers such as guar gum, inulin, oligofructose, polydextrose, resistant starch, and psyllium, have been found to cause abdominal cramping, bloating, gas, and diarrhea -- especially when taken in excess.
Excess fiber can bind to iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium and decrease their absorption. And studies have shown that fibers such as pectin and guar gum can reduce absorption of carotenoids, beta-carotein, lycopene, and lutein when consumed at the same time as a meal.
Has your doctor said anything about this mark on your charts? You might ask him if you are at risk of any of the above side effects because of your high fiber consumption.
In addition to billh99's suggestions, you may also take a look at our Cholesterol Diet Directory -- it has some great information that you may find helpful. This blog post on foods that help lower cholesterol also has some good tips.