Correlation between the physical properties of dietary fibers and their protective activity against amaranth toxicity in rats.

@article{Takeda1979CorrelationBT,
  title={Correlation between the physical properties of dietary fibers and their protective activity against amaranth toxicity in rats.},
  author={Hiroshi Takeda and Shuhachi Kiriyama},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1979},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={388-96}
}
The mechanism(s) by which dietary fiber (DF) exerts beneficial effects on the growth of weanling rats fed toxic doses of amaranth (Food & C Red No. 2) was investigated. When crude DF (GDF) prepared from the roots of edible burdock (Arctium lappa L.) were added at graded levels to a purified basal diet supplemented with amaranth (control), growth was improved with increaseing GDF level up to and above that of the basal diet-fed group. The correlation equation obtained between the dietary… CONTINUE READING