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Constipation during pregnancy: dietary fibre intake and the effect of fibre supplementation.
Hum Nutr Appl Nutr. 1985 Jun; 39(3):202-7.HN

Abstract

Forty women who complained of constipation during the third trimester of pregnancy completed 14-day weighed diet records and bowel function charts over a 4-week period. After 2 weeks of baseline observation the women were randomly allocated into three groups which were asked to take 10 g dietary fibre supplements per day in the form of either a corn-based biscuit (Group A), or as wheat bran (Gp B), or to continue without intervention (Gp C). Mean (+/- s.e.m.) daily dietary fibre intake in the first 2 weeks was similar to that in the general population, at 20.4 +/- 1.2 g, for the whole group, and 21.1 +/- 1.6 g for the 26 women who said they had already increased their dietary fibre intakes in attempts to relieve their symptoms. In the final 2 weeks changes in fibre intakes were: Gp A, mean increase 7.2 +/- 1.0 g per day (P less than 0.001); Gp B, mean increase 9.1 +/- 1.6 g per day (P less than 0.001); Gp C mean decrease 3.50 +/- 1.6 g per day (P less than 0.005). These changes were accompanied by an increase in the number of bowel movements and a change to a softer stool consistency in Gps A and B, with no changes in number of bowel movements or stool consistency in Gp C.

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Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2995279

Citation

Anderson, A S., and M J. Whichelow. "Constipation During Pregnancy: Dietary Fibre Intake and the Effect of Fibre Supplementation." Human Nutrition. Applied Nutrition, vol. 39, no. 3, 1985, pp. 202-7.
Anderson AS, Whichelow MJ. Constipation during pregnancy: dietary fibre intake and the effect of fibre supplementation. Hum Nutr Appl Nutr. 1985;39(3):202-7.
Anderson, A. S., & Whichelow, M. J. (1985). Constipation during pregnancy: dietary fibre intake and the effect of fibre supplementation. Human Nutrition. Applied Nutrition, 39(3), 202-7.
Anderson AS, Whichelow MJ. Constipation During Pregnancy: Dietary Fibre Intake and the Effect of Fibre Supplementation. Hum Nutr Appl Nutr. 1985;39(3):202-7. PubMed PMID: 2995279.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Constipation during pregnancy: dietary fibre intake and the effect of fibre supplementation. AU - Anderson,A S, AU - Whichelow,M J, PY - 1985/6/1/pubmed PY - 1985/6/1/medline PY - 1985/6/1/entrez SP - 202 EP - 7 JF - Human nutrition. Applied nutrition JO - Hum Nutr Appl Nutr VL - 39 IS - 3 N2 - Forty women who complained of constipation during the third trimester of pregnancy completed 14-day weighed diet records and bowel function charts over a 4-week period. After 2 weeks of baseline observation the women were randomly allocated into three groups which were asked to take 10 g dietary fibre supplements per day in the form of either a corn-based biscuit (Group A), or as wheat bran (Gp B), or to continue without intervention (Gp C). Mean (+/- s.e.m.) daily dietary fibre intake in the first 2 weeks was similar to that in the general population, at 20.4 +/- 1.2 g, for the whole group, and 21.1 +/- 1.6 g for the 26 women who said they had already increased their dietary fibre intakes in attempts to relieve their symptoms. In the final 2 weeks changes in fibre intakes were: Gp A, mean increase 7.2 +/- 1.0 g per day (P less than 0.001); Gp B, mean increase 9.1 +/- 1.6 g per day (P less than 0.001); Gp C mean decrease 3.50 +/- 1.6 g per day (P less than 0.005). These changes were accompanied by an increase in the number of bowel movements and a change to a softer stool consistency in Gps A and B, with no changes in number of bowel movements or stool consistency in Gp C. SN - 0263-8495 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2995279/Constipation_during_pregnancy:_dietary_fibre_intake_and_the_effect_of_fibre_supplementation_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/1885 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -