Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about fiber, foods rich in fiber, types of fiber, benefits of fiber, and more.
Types of Fiber and Their Health Benefits
WebMD provides a chart showing different types of dietary fiber and each of their health benefits.
How to Eat 37 Grams of Fiber in a Day
Learn how to substitute high-fiber foods for low-fiber foods in your meals.
Elimination Disorders and Encopresis in Children
WebMD looks at encopresis, a condition in which children defecate outside the toilet, along with other elimination disorders like bed-wetting.
Are You at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
Determine your risk factors for developing colorectal cancer with this WebMD questionnaire.
Fiber: How Much Do I Need?
Ways to get more fiber in your diet.
Can Fiber Protect Against Cancer?
A look at the current research on the value of a high-fiber diet to lower cancer risk, including expert recommendations for including fiber in your diet.
Fiber Roughs It Out
Can fiber prevent colon cancer? Studies are mixed. But there?s no doubt it?s good for your heart.
Improve Your Gut Health With Fiber
Find out how fiber can help your digestion: It’s much more than keeping you regular.
The Truth About Fiber
Did you know fiber can lower cholesterol, help control diabetes, and help you lose weight? Get the facts on adding fiber to your diet.
The Truth About Constipation
Leading GI specialist and psychiatrist, Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, gives frank advice on what to do about constipation.
The Benefits of Fiber
Fiber can help control weight blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Speed Up Your Workout
Training your fast-twitch muscles to act more like slow-twitch can improve your endurance and recovery time.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: High-Fiber Super Foods
You know you should be eating more fiber. See some of the best fiber food sources – from whole grains to fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Slideshow: Diverticulitis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
See images of what goes on in the colon to cause the telltale pouches of diverticulosis that lead to the inflammation of diverticulitis. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diverticular disease.
Slideshow: Myths and Facts About Constipation
Constipated? See why you may be having problems with your bowel movements and whether fiber, water, and exercise can help with constipation.
Slideshow: Worst Foods for Digestion
Learn which foods can trigger diarrhea and other digestive problems.
Quiz: Are You a ‘Super Foods’ Superhero?
Test your knowledge of “super foods” with this quiz.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hemorrhoids?
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about what hemorrhoids are, how they’re treated -- and why you’ll probably get them.
Quiz: Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
Get the Facts on Fiber
Find out all the good things fiber can do for you
The Benefits of Flaxseed
Is flaxseed the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that flaxseed may help fight everything from heart disease and diabetes to breast cancer.
The Best Bread: Tips for Buying Breads
High-fiber, whole grain, low calorie … WebMD shows you how to make sense of labels and choose the best breads at your supermarket.
The Facts About Nutrition
Here's how to get the vitamins and minerals you need.