Nondigestible oligosaccharides increase calcium absorption and suppress bone resorption in ovariectomized rats.

@article{Zafar2004NondigestibleOI,
  title={Nondigestible oligosaccharides increase calcium absorption and suppress bone resorption in ovariectomized rats.},
  author={Tasleem A. Zafar and Connie Weaver and Yongdong Zhao and Berdine R. Martin and Meryl E Wastney},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 2},
  pages={399-402}
}
Nondigestible oligosaccharides (NDO) including inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS) have been reported to stimulate calcium absorption. Here we report the effect of a mixture of inulin and FOS (Raftilose Synergy 1, Orafti) on calcium and bone metabolism in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. OVX rats (6 mo old) were fed a semipurified diet for 3 mo in our animal care laboratory for stabilization after ovariectomy. They were then divided into two groups (n = 13/group) and fed either a control or a NDO… CONTINUE READING
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