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A joint AOAC/American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) collaborative study was conducted to determine by the Uppsala method the dietary fiber content and its composition in various foods. The method includes preparation of a residue by treatment with thermostable alpha-amylase and amyloglucosidase and then ethanol precipitation of solubilized dietary(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism in pregnant women after in vitro fertilisation. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Sweden. PARTICIPANTS 23,498 women who had given birth after in vitro fertilisation between 1990 and 2008 and 116,960 individually matched women with natural pregnancies. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
The Uppsala methodology for rapid analysis and characterization of total dietary fiber, defined as the sum of dietary fiber polysaccharides (DFP) and Klason lignin, was studied. A sugar- and starch-free residue was prepared by treatment with a thermostable amylase and amyloglucosidase. Neutral DFP residues were quantified by gas chromatography as alditol(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and diabetes in women who have delivered after in vitro fertilization (IVF) with those who delivered after natural conception. DESIGN A cohort study in Sweden between 1990 and 2008. SETTING Sweden. PATIENT(S) 23,498 women who had given birth to a child after IVF and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism display pronounced gender differences. Premenopausal women have lower LDL and higher HDL cholesterol, whereas men display higher synthetic rates of bile acids and cholesterol. The effects of the administration of exogenous hormones to humans and animals indicate that these gender differences can often be(More)
The effects of bran and starchy endosperm fractions of oat and rye on faecal weight and on biliary and faecal bile acids were studied in Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). The animals fed on diets supplemented with steam-flaked oat bran, oat bran or rye bran had higher wet and dry weights of faeces compared with the animals fed on the fibre-free(More)
INTRODUCTION Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation during in vitro fertilization (IVF) causes profound increments in serum estradiol which may influence haemostasis and the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. In the present study we investigated the effect of the standard IVF-stimulation protocol on coagulation and fibrinolysis as assessed by different global(More)
Results of measurements of the whole-body contents of 137Cs during the period 1965-1983 in Lapps from the Kautokeino area in Norway are reported with measurements of 137Cs in reindeer meat during the period 1966-1983. By using available data on 137Cs in precipitation for the period 1950-1980, transfer coefficients from 137Cs in precipitation to reindeer(More)
Frequency of gallstones, concentration of bile acids and cholesterol in bile, concentration of cholesterol in serum, and structure of the small intestinal mucosa were analyzed in male Syrian Golden hamsters fed a stone provoking fibre-free diet with or without supplementation of brewer's spent grain (BSG), a concentrated barley fibre source from the(More)