oa South African Medical Journal - The effect of diet on bowel transit times

Volume 46, Issue 27
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A theory has been propounded by Cleave and Campbell that several diseases that are prevalent in Western communities are due to the ingestion of refined-carbohydrate foods. Walker postulated that one of the effects of such a diet is a slowing in bowel transit time.

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