Dietary fiber viscosity and amino acid digestibility, proteolytic digestive enzyme activity and digestive organ weights in growing rats.

@article{Larsen1994DietaryFV,
  title={Dietary fiber viscosity and amino acid digestibility, proteolytic digestive enzyme activity and digestive organ weights in growing rats.},
  author={Frode Larsen and Melvin N. Wilson and Paul J Moughan},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={833-41}
}
The effect of dietary fiber viscosity on apparent ileal nitrogen and amino acid digestibility, proteolytic enzyme activity and digestive organ weights was investigated. Eighteen growing rats were fed for 21 d purified casein-based diets containing carboxymethylcellulose (50 g/kg) of low (20 cP), medium (800 cP) and high (2000 cP) viscosity (LV, MV and HV treatment groups, respectively). Dietary fiber viscosity did not significantly affect apparent ileal (terminal 15 cm of the ileum) nitrogen or… CONTINUE READING