Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Alleviation of constipation in the elderly by dietary fiber supplementation.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 1980 Sep; 28(9):410-4.JA

Abstract

To alleviate the constipation problem among the elderly residents of Essex County Geriatric Center, New Jersey, a fiber-supplemented dietary regimen was started. Under this regimen, bran was added to the hot breakfast cereal, thus increasing the crude fiber content of the diet to 6-8 gm compared with the former 4-6 gm. As estimated from recent analysis data, the total dietary fiber was increased from 25 to 40 percent by the addition of bran. This amount of fiber proved effective in preventing constipation in 60 percent of the residents even though many of them had previously required laxatives. Additional programs of dietary fiber supplementation were devised for residents who did not respond to the cereal supplementation or who required nasogastric feedings. In the year following initiation of the program at this Center, the use of laxatives was virtually eliminated, and the institution's pharmacy reported a saving of $44,000 in expenditures for laxative drugs. Recipes are included for the bran-supplemented hot cereal, a special fiber-prune juice supplement, and a fiber-rich liquid for tube-feedings.

Authors

No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6251128

Citation

Hull, C, et al. "Alleviation of Constipation in the Elderly By Dietary Fiber Supplementation." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 28, no. 9, 1980, pp. 410-4.
Hull C, Greco RS, Brooks DL. Alleviation of constipation in the elderly by dietary fiber supplementation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1980;28(9):410-4.
Hull, C., Greco, R. S., & Brooks, D. L. (1980). Alleviation of constipation in the elderly by dietary fiber supplementation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 28(9), 410-4.
Hull C, Greco RS, Brooks DL. Alleviation of Constipation in the Elderly By Dietary Fiber Supplementation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1980;28(9):410-4. PubMed PMID: 6251128.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Alleviation of constipation in the elderly by dietary fiber supplementation. AU - Hull,C, AU - Greco,R S, AU - Brooks,D L, PY - 1980/9/1/pubmed PY - 1980/9/1/medline PY - 1980/9/1/entrez SP - 410 EP - 4 JF - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JO - J Am Geriatr Soc VL - 28 IS - 9 N2 - To alleviate the constipation problem among the elderly residents of Essex County Geriatric Center, New Jersey, a fiber-supplemented dietary regimen was started. Under this regimen, bran was added to the hot breakfast cereal, thus increasing the crude fiber content of the diet to 6-8 gm compared with the former 4-6 gm. As estimated from recent analysis data, the total dietary fiber was increased from 25 to 40 percent by the addition of bran. This amount of fiber proved effective in preventing constipation in 60 percent of the residents even though many of them had previously required laxatives. Additional programs of dietary fiber supplementation were devised for residents who did not respond to the cereal supplementation or who required nasogastric feedings. In the year following initiation of the program at this Center, the use of laxatives was virtually eliminated, and the institution's pharmacy reported a saving of $44,000 in expenditures for laxative drugs. Recipes are included for the bran-supplemented hot cereal, a special fiber-prune juice supplement, and a fiber-rich liquid for tube-feedings. SN - 0002-8614 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6251128/Alleviation_of_constipation_in_the_elderly_by_dietary_fiber_supplementation_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0002-8614&date=1980&volume=28&issue=9&spage=410 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -