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The effects of dietary fibre in a liquid diet on bowel function of mentally retarded individuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3005585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A soy polysaccharide at a level of 20-22.3 g/day was added to a liquid formula diet provided to constipated, tube-fed, nonambulant, severely or profoundly mentally retarded individuals. This amount of polysaccharide contained 15.6-17.4 g of dietary fibre or 4.9-5.5 g of neutral detergent fibre. The fibre formula was well tolerated by the subjects and increased stool size and improved stool consistency. At these levels of fibre and short duration of the study, defecation rate and need for elimination aids were unaffected. Transit times of 5 to 6 days were unchanged but mean daily stool weights increased to a level equivalent to low normal values for healthy adults on a low fibre intake.
M Fischer; W Adkins; L Hall; P Scaman; S Hsi; J Marlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of mental deficiency research     Volume:  29 ( Pt 4)     ISSN:  0022-264X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ment Defic Res     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-07     Completed Date:  1986-04-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375401     Medline TA:  J Ment Defic Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Constipation / diet therapy*
Dietary Fiber / administration & dosage*
Enteral Nutrition*
Food, Formulated
Gastrointestinal Motility
Mental Retardation / complications*

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