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Dietary fibre intake and bowel habits after bariatric surgery: A structured literature review

Grosse, C.S. and Cope, V.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-4528-4268 (2019) Dietary fibre intake and bowel habits after bariatric surgery: A structured literature review. Obesity Surgery, 29 (7). pp. 2247-2254.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-019-03837-0
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Abstract

Background
Bariatric patients regularly present with insufficient dietary fibre intake. Adequate dietary fibre is essential for gut function and laxation. This review aims to assess the effect of bariatric surgery on dietary fibre intake and bowel habits.

Methods
This review was conducted using the methodology described by Kable et al. (Nurse Educ Today 8:878–886, 2012) for structured literature reviews.

Results
Post-surgery, patients consume inadequate dietary fibre when compared to recommendations for healthy populations. Food intolerance to fibre-rich foods, food restriction and discomfort with eating are possible causes. Bowel habit changes are likely to be procedure-specific. Only one study has assessed both dietary fibre intake and bowel habits.

Conclusion
Understanding changes in dietary fibre types and bowel habits will be useful to address future dietary interventions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2019 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46468
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