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Fecal Moisture

Fecal moisture is the measurement of water in feces, which contributes to the bulk thereof. This is an indicator of dietary soluble fiber (which resorbs water) and higher moisture eases the passing of stool.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect fecal moisture.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Strong Very High See all 4 studies
Psyllium is the reference drug for increasing water content of stool.
grade-c Minor - See study
A mild increase in fecal moisture and consistency has been reported with consumption of yacon syrup, thought to be related to prebiotic effects and a reduction in intestinal motility.
grade-c - - See study