Disease Shows We Are What We Eat

A lack of fiber causes a dangerous infection

By Tony Dajer|Wednesday, May 01, 2002
A half-dozen people milled uncertainly around a woman on a stretcher. One of them asked, "A ver, quién la va a atender, que está mala." (Who will see to her? She is in pain.) They scanned the harshly lighted emergency room for someone to trust. The spiky rhythms of their Argentine accents were unmistakable. "Buenas noches," I said. "¿Cómo les puedo ayudar?" (How may I help you?) "This is my mother, Carmen Beneto," her daughter said, taking his hand. Beneto, althoug...

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