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Resistant starch--an update on its physiological effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9361845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Resistant starch (RS) has emerged as one of the main substrates for colonic fermentation, together with other undigestible polysaccharides and oligosaccharides. There are indications that RS may be a good source of butyrate, and that the rate and site of fermentation can be varied and optimized. This makes RS potentially important for colonic health, and production of food products containing RS challenging. The present RS content in most Western diets is probably low, but can be increased by foods high in RS. The physiological effects of RS are reviewed, as well as the formation of RS in foods and its analysis.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in experimental medicine and biology     Volume:  427     ISSN:  0065-2598     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-12     Completed Date:  1997-12-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121103     Medline TA:  Adv Exp Med Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry Chemical Center, Lund University/Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Colon / drug effects,  metabolism
Dietary Carbohydrates*
Dietary Fiber*
Starch / administration & dosage,  analysis,  metabolism*,  pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 9005-25-8/Starch

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