The effect of dietary guar on serum cholesterol, intestinal transit, and fecal output in man

R. Penagini, P. Velio, R. Vigorelli, A. Bozzani, D. Castagnone, T. Ranzi, P. A. Bianchi

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Abstract

In six healthy subjects serum cholesterol was unchanged during a 2-wk period of controlled diet (2750 kcal) followed by a 2-wk period of free diet but showed a 16% decrease (p <0.05) during a further 2-wk period of controlled diet to which guar (5.7 g bid) was added. Stool weight, frequency and whole gut transit time did not differ in the diet periods with and without guar. Of guar ingested 82-95% was metabolized in the gut. Mouth to cecum transit of a meal measured by the hydrogen breath test in the same subjects was unaffected by the addition of 5.7 g of guar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume81
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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