It is well documented that women are prone to constipation‐type symptoms premenstrually. An increase in non‐starch polysaccharide intake of 5.9 g/d in the form of palatable drink has proved to be of symptomatic benefit during the premenstrual phase of the cycle resulting in a significant increase in stool frequency, significant decreases in straining at the end of defecation and feelings of incomplete evacuation and the production of less well formed stools.
Davies, J., Dettmar, P. and Hoare, R. (1998), "Efficacy of ispaghula husk in the treatment of premenstrual constipation‐type symptoms", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 98 No. 6, pp. 335-337. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346659810235323Download as .RIS
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