By Christine Haran
September 5, 2003
You might think that older people are the only ones who need to worry about dietary fiber, but it turns out that most of us could use more roughage. Dietary fiber not only keeps the gastrointestinal system functioning smoothly, it may also reduce risk of heart disease, colon cancer and other chronic conditions.
But that doesn't mean that everyone has to eat dozens of bran muffins every week.