Effect of galactooligosaccharides on calcium absorption and preventing bone loss in ovariectomized rats.

  title={Effect of galactooligosaccharides on calcium absorption and preventing bone loss in ovariectomized rats.},
  author={Osamu Chonan and K. Matsumoto and Masaaki Watanuki},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  volume={59 2},
The effects of galactooligosaccharides (GOS), a mixture of galactosyl oligosaccharides formed from lactose by the transgalactosyl reaction of beta-D-galactosidase derived from Bacillus circulans, on calcium absorption and prevention of bone loss were examined in ovariectomized (OVX) Wistar rats. Rats fed on a diet containing GOS absorbed calcium more efficiently than those on the control diet after 8-10 days and 18-20 days, and the bone (femur and tibia) ash weight and tibia calcium content of… Expand
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