Pectin improves colonic function in rat short bowel syndrome.

  title={Pectin improves colonic function in rat short bowel syndrome.},
  author={J. L. A. Roth and Wendy L. Frankel and W-h Zhang and David M. Klurfeld and John L. Rombeau},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={58 2},
Short bowel syndrome is characterized by weight loss, diarrhea, and malabsorption. Pectin, a highly fermentable fiber, improves small and large bowel mucosal structure, prolongs intestinal transit, and decreases diarrhea. This study determined if the addition of citrus pectin to an enteral liquid diet (LD) improved structure and absorptive function in the rat jejunum and colon following massive intestinal resection. Twenty-one male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent placement of gastrostomy tube for… CONTINUE READING


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