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DESCRIPTION: This mechanism is similar to how “normal” levels of fiber consumption (huge by modern standards) Relieve the Body of Excess Estrogen (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/relieving-yourself-of-excess-estrogen/), which may explain reduced breast cancer risk in those eating plant-based diets. Fiber also helps Improve Intestinal Transit Time (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/food-mass-transit/). Stool Size Matters (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/stool-size-matters/) and it Protects Against Diverticulosis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/diverticulosis-nuts/)! An explanation of the nitric acid effect can be found in The Power of NO (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-power-of-no/) and the magnesium data is in How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-do-nuts-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death/) and Mineral of the Year–Magnesium (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/mineral-of-the-year-magnesium/). Friday’s video-of-the-day, Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-and-bolts-of-cholesterol-lowering/), covered the cholesterol angle. The next two follow-up videos will use the same trash-picker analogy to explain the actions of phytosterols.
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