A comparative study of the effects on colon function caused by feeding ispaghula husk and polydextrose

  title={A comparative study of the effects on colon function caused by feeding ispaghula husk and polydextrose},
  author={Janet Tomlin and Nicholas W. Read},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  • J. Tomlin, N. Read
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Medicine
  • Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Polydextrose is a new soluble food ingredient which cannot be digested by intestinal enzymes and so may affect colonic function. Studies in healthy volunteers compared the effects of diet supplementation with 30 g/day polydextrose, a standard dose of 7 g/day ispaghula and two mixtures containing 2 g/day ispaghula with either 30 g/day polydextrose or 10 g/day polydextrose with a control period. During the 10‐day periods, the mass, frequency and consistency of faeces were assessed as well as the… 
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