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Dried plums (prunes) for the treatment of constipation

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology volume 8, pages 306307 (2011) | Download Citation

Constipation is a very common condition that is frequently managed suboptimally. A recent single-blind, randomized, crossover study has reported the superior effects of dried plums (prunes) over the stool-bulking fiber supplement psyllium in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of constipation.

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  1. Academic Surgical Unit (GI Physiology Unit) and Neurogastroenterology Group, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 1BB, UK

    • S. Mark Scott
    •  & Charles H. Knowles

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S. M. Scott receives grant/research support from the California Dried Plum Board. C. H. Knowles declares no competing interests.

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