Is It Safe To Eat Before A Colonoscopy?

 

African American man eating yogurt

New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.

Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet while taking laxatives the day before their procedure. However, this new study found that those who ate a limited amount of low-fiber foods were happier and didn’t suffer any negative effects during their exam.

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