Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)-derived fructooligosaccharides improves the immune parameters in the mouse.

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Owing to its high contents of fructooligosaccharides (FOSs), the yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) root is used in traditional Andean medicine as a substitute for cane sugar in diabetes and for obesity prevention. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that regular consumption of yacon works to improve the immune system. BALB/c mice were fed with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2012.09.012

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@article{Delgado2012YaconS, title={Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)-derived fructooligosaccharides improves the immune parameters in the mouse.}, author={Grethel Teresa Choque Delgado and Rodolfo Thom{\'e} and Dirce Lima Gabriel and Wirla Maria da Silva Cunha Tamashiro and Gl{\'a}ucia Maria Pastore}, journal={Nutrition research}, year={2012}, volume={32 11}, pages={884-92} }