Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly.

@article{Rush2002KiwifruitPL,
  title={Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly.},
  author={Elaine C. Rush and Meena Patel and Lindsay D. Plank and Lynnette Robin Ferguson},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          164-8
        }
}
Numerous anecdotal reports have suggested that kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) has laxative effects. This could be an acceptable dietary supplement, especially for elderly people who often present with constipation. We wished to obtain objective evidence as to whether or not kiwifruit eaten regularly could promote laxation in elderly people. Thirty-eight healthy adults of age > 60 years consumed their normal diet, with or without one kiwifruit per 30 kg bodyweight for three weeks, followed by a… Expand

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