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Effects of cellulose supplementation on fecal consistency and fecal weight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17763952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the effects of cellulose supplementation on fecal consistency and fecal weight. About 26 women were classified into two groups-normal defecation and constipation groups. All subjects ate the following meals during the experiment: ordinary meals (first week), experimental meals (second week), and experimental meals mixed with 4 g (third week) and 8 g (fourth week) cellulose. The experimental meal contained 16.7 g fiber. Fecal weights, fecal water content, fecal consistency, and defecation frequency were measured during the experimental period. As a result, in the normal defecation group, the mean fecal weight was 222.9 g day(-1) in the first week, and thereafter decreased. Although 20/24 g of fiber intake in the third/fourth week increased the fecal weight to over 150 g, the fecal consistency was still lower than the optimal consistency of around 300 g cm(-2). However, these changes were not observed in the constipated group.
Kazuma Danjo; Juichi Sakamoto; Satoru Iwane; Ken Tamura; Shigeyuki Nakaji; Shinsaku Fukuda; Hideki Murakami; Tadashi Shimoyama; Ippei Takahashi; Takashi Umeda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-26     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  712-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki 036-8562, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cellulose / pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Constipation / drug therapy*
Defecation / drug effects*
Dietary Fiber / pharmacology*,  statistics & numerical data,  therapeutic use
Feces* / chemistry
Middle Aged
Water / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
7732-18-5/Water; 9004-34-6/Cellulose

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