Pears contain a soluble fiber called pectin.
Pectin is a type of structural fiber found in the primary cell wall and intracellular layer of plant cells, mainly in fruits – which nourishes gut bacteria and improves gut health.
Gel forming ability of pectin is considered as possible mechanism of its beneficial health effects, such as: improved cholesterol and lipid metabolism, improved gastric emptying, and improved glucose metabolism.
Pectins are also reported to have some unique abilities for prevention or treatment of diseases, such as: intestinal infections, atherosclerosis, cancer, and obesity.
(Sources of Information: sciencedirect.com & medicalnewstoday.com)