RAY D. WILLIAMS, M.S.; W. H. OLMSTED, M.D.
Everyone is fully aware that the causes of constipation are numerous. It is often very difficult to determine the relative importance of each factor. There are many normal people who, although consuming very concentrated, highly purified, non residue diets, are nevertheless rarely constipated. Others there are who in spite of using all possible dietary aids are not able to have a daily evacuation of the bowels. So there is considerable doubt in our minds as to whether food is the main factor in determining the regularity of stool evacuation. Furthermore, there is abundant room for argument as to whether or
WILLIAMS RD, OLMSTED WH. THE MANNER IN WHICH FOOD CONTROLS THE BULK OF THE FECES1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:717–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-6-717
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