The effect of guar gum on the viscosity of the gastrointestinal contents and on glucose uptake from the perfused jejunum in the rat.

@article{Blackburn1981TheEO,
  title={The effect of guar gum on the viscosity of the gastrointestinal contents and on glucose uptake from the perfused jejunum in the rat.},
  author={Nigel A. Blackburn and Ian T Johnson},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1981},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={239-46}
}
1. Male Wistar rats were meal-fed for at least 10 d a control semi-synthetic diet containing no guar gum, or one of three similar test diets containing 3, 10 or 20 g dry guar gum/kg. 2. Rats were killed 6 h after feeding, and contents of stomach, small and large intestine were collected separately. The apparent viscosities of stomach and small intestine contents from animals fed on diets containing 10 and 20 g guar gum/kg were increased relative to control animals, but large intestine contents… CONTINUE READING