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07 Mar 2003

Having too much digestive bran
Hi. I'd like to know what happen if you have too much bran(fibre). If it comes to a point of diarrohea - can it actually be very harmful too your system (besides loosing a lot of fluids)? How much is too much?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Andy
ANY FOOD, EVEN BRAN CAN BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF TAKEN IN EXCESS. If the bran is giving you diarrhoea then please cut down on the amount you eat because constant diarrhoea can cause dehydration and loss of important nutrients which can in turn cause deficiencies. You will have to gauge how much bran your system can handle and stick to it. Moderation is always the key.
Take great care
DietDoc
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