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Is soluble fiber the same as dietary fiber?
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: There is soluble
Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet.
Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements.

In brief: There is soluble
Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet.
Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A form of, not same
There are many forms of dietary fiber, including cellulose, hemicellulose, gums, mucilages, pectins, etc.
Soluble fiber is a type of dietary fiber that dissolves in water (think oatmeal, oatbran). Insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water (think wheat bran). They have different chemical and biologic actions.

In brief: A form of, not same
There are many forms of dietary fiber, including cellulose, hemicellulose, gums, mucilages, pectins, etc.
Soluble fiber is a type of dietary fiber that dissolves in water (think oatmeal, oatbran). Insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water (think wheat bran). They have different chemical and biologic actions.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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