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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use Of Fiber Enriched Biscuit In The Treatment Of Chronic Intestinal Constipation [uso De Biscoito Rico Em Fibras No Tratamento Da Constipação Intestinal Crônica.]
Author: Seva-Pereira A.
de Moraes G.R.
de Oliveira S.P.
Reyes F.G.
Abstract: Fiber rich cereal brans have been used for the therapeutic treatment of intestinal constipation. To improve acceptability and routine use, cookies were produced from fresh corn pericarp containing 23.3% of dietary cookies. The therapeutic effect of such cookies on simple intestinal constipation was evaluated. 8 individuals with chronic intestinal constipation and without other gastrointestinal diseases were selected. Each individual was given two diets, each of them during a seven day period: first, "normal diet" and, second, "normal" diet supplemented with 100 g of the cookies, i.e., with an increase of 23 g of dietary fiber per day. The cookies produced an increase in the frequency of evacuation (from 0.27 to 0.81 times/day), in fecal weight (from 38.3 to 117.4 g of feces/day), in water content of the feces (from 29.1 to 91.0 g of water/day), in the dry matter of the feces (from 9.1 to 26.4 g/day), and in the fiber content of the feces (from 1.59 to 8.52 g/day). As the addition of the cookies to the diet promoted increases in all fecal parameters studied, they could be considered an option in the treatment of intestinal constipation.
Citation: Revista Paulista De Medicina. , v. 109, n. 6, p. 265 - 268, 1991.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 1991
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