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Influence of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on constipation in women.
J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1994 Jun; 40(3):251-9.JN

Abstract

A partially hydrolyzed guar gum preparation (PHGG, average molecular weight: 20,000), obtained as a water-soluble dietary fiber by digestion of guar gum with beta-D-endomannanase, was administered as a beverage (11 g a day, bid) to 15 constipated women for 3 weeks. Defecating frequency, pH, weight, moisture, and bacterial flora of the feces were investigated and compared with the control periods. Average total dietary fiber taken from food was 9.7 +/- 0.1 g/day during the experiment. PHGG caused an increase in the defecating frequency from 0.46 +/- 0.05 (frequency/day, M +/- SE) to 0.63 +/- 0.05. Fecal moisture significantly increased from 69.1% in the control period to 73.8% by ingestion of PHGG. Fecal moisture content also increased consistent with lowering the pH of feces (r = -0.478). The frequency of Lactobacillus spp. occurrence in feces significantly increased (p < 0.05) compared with the control period. These results clearly indicate that PHGG softens and improves the output of feces.

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Central Research Laboratories, Taiyo Kagaku Co. Ltd., Yokkaichi, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7965214

Citation

Takahashi, H, et al. "Influence of Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum On Constipation in Women." Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, vol. 40, no. 3, 1994, pp. 251-9.
Takahashi H, Wako N, Okubo T, et al. Influence of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on constipation in women. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1994;40(3):251-9.
Takahashi, H., Wako, N., Okubo, T., Ishihara, N., Yamanaka, J., & Yamamoto, T. (1994). Influence of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on constipation in women. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, 40(3), 251-9.
Takahashi H, et al. Influence of Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum On Constipation in Women. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1994;40(3):251-9. PubMed PMID: 7965214.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on constipation in women. AU - Takahashi,H, AU - Wako,N, AU - Okubo,T, AU - Ishihara,N, AU - Yamanaka,J, AU - Yamamoto,T, PY - 1994/6/1/pubmed PY - 1994/6/1/medline PY - 1994/6/1/entrez SP - 251 EP - 9 JF - Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology JO - J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) VL - 40 IS - 3 N2 - A partially hydrolyzed guar gum preparation (PHGG, average molecular weight: 20,000), obtained as a water-soluble dietary fiber by digestion of guar gum with beta-D-endomannanase, was administered as a beverage (11 g a day, bid) to 15 constipated women for 3 weeks. Defecating frequency, pH, weight, moisture, and bacterial flora of the feces were investigated and compared with the control periods. Average total dietary fiber taken from food was 9.7 +/- 0.1 g/day during the experiment. PHGG caused an increase in the defecating frequency from 0.46 +/- 0.05 (frequency/day, M +/- SE) to 0.63 +/- 0.05. Fecal moisture significantly increased from 69.1% in the control period to 73.8% by ingestion of PHGG. Fecal moisture content also increased consistent with lowering the pH of feces (r = -0.478). The frequency of Lactobacillus spp. occurrence in feces significantly increased (p < 0.05) compared with the control period. These results clearly indicate that PHGG softens and improves the output of feces. SN - 0301-4800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7965214/Influence_of_partially_hydrolyzed_guar_gum_on_constipation_in_women_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/1885 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -