Suara.com – Fiber offers many health benefits. Healthy benefits include relieving constipation, lowering blood sugar levels, and reducing the risk of heart disease.
In addition to having these benefits, it turns out that fiber can affect women’s reproductive levels. A study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that fiber can reduce excess estrogen levels.
According to the page Sfgate, excess estrogen levels can increase the risk of certain diseases in women, one of which is fibroids, or benign tumors in the uterus.
Author and doctor Christiane Northrup says estrogen levels fluctuate naturally and are influenced by diet. Plants and chemical compounds in the environment can also increase estrogen levels.
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A 2007 study published in International Journal of Cancer showed that increasing dietary fiber from fruit and cereals played a role in lowering estrogen levels and reducing the risk of hormone-related diseases.
However, consuming fiber should not be excessive. A 2009 study reported in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that excess fiber content can interfere with ovulation.
This is because fiber lowers certain intestinal enzymes that can lead to less reabsorption of estrogen in the colon. The study found that women with the highest levels of fiber had lower levels of estrogen during menstruation.
However, scientists admit that further research is needed before making recommendations for patients.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends consuming about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed each day. This translates to about 24 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams for men.
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