Dietary resistant starch and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

  title={Dietary resistant starch and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases},
  author={Gisela Jacobasch and Detlef Schmiedl and Martin Kruschewski and K. Schmehl},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
These studies were performed to test the benefit of resistant starch on ulcerative colitis via prebiotic and butyrate effects. Butyrate, propionate, and acetate are produced in the colon of mammals as a result of microbial fermentation of resistant starch and other dietary fibers. Butyrate plays an important role in the colonic mucosal growth and epithelial proliferation. A reduction in the colonic butyrate level induces chronic mucosal atrophy. Short-chain fatty acid enemas increase mucosal… CONTINUE READING
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