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which kind of fiber supplement is better? wheat fiber oat

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which kind of fiber supplement is better?
wheat fiber
oat fiber
psyllium husks
I have taken psyllim husks for years and was just wondering if the others might be a better chose?
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there are no studies which show one fiber is "better" than another.

for some patients one type of fiber will produce more gas than another.

oat fiber has been studied and shown to decrease overall cholesterol levels slightly.

if psyllium husk fiber works well for you and bulks up your stools and keeps you from being constipated, then that works for you.

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