The effect of coarse and fine Canadian Red Spring Wheat and French Soft Wheat bran on colonic motility in patients with diverticular disease.

@article{Smith1981TheEO,
  title={The effect of coarse and fine Canadian Red Spring Wheat and French Soft Wheat bran on colonic motility in patients with diverticular disease.},
  author={Adam Nathaniel Smith and Elizabeth C Drummond and MartinA. Eastwood},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1981},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={
          2460-3
        }
}
Bran from a Canadian Red Spring Wheat, of both a coarse and fine type, was compared with that from a French Soft Wheat, also with coarse and fine characteristics. The coarse type whether Canadian or French had the more significant effect on the stool weight, speeded the intestinal transit as measured by Hinton markers, and reduced intraluminal pressure in the colon more than did the fine types from the same sources in patients with diverticular disease. The texture of a bran may be important in… CONTINUE READING
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