Alginate reduces the increased uptake of cholesterol and glucose in overweight male subjects: a pilot study

PAXMAN, J. R., RICHARDSON, J. C., DETTMAR, P. W. and CORFE, B. A. (2008). Alginate reduces the increased uptake of cholesterol and glucose in overweight male subjects: a pilot study. Nutrition Research, 28 (8), 501-505.

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      Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.nutres.2008.05.008

      Abstract

      Dietary fibers are of particular interest in the prevention and management of obesity and consequent pathologies. Among the proposed mechanisms of action of fiber is the modulation of nutrient uptake from the small intestine. We have used a crossover study design in human subjects to monitor the uptake of glucose, cholesterol, and triacylglycerols in human subjects with normal and high body mass index. Our data demonstrate that uptakes of glucose, triacylglycerols, and cholesterol are all increased with increasing body fat. We demonstrate that treatment with a 1.5-g dose of a strong-gelling alginate may restore uptake of cholesterol and glucose to the levels of healthy subjects. These data indicate a potential therapeutic application of gelling fibers. (C) 2008 Published by Elsevier Inc.

      Item Type: Article
      Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Food Innovation
      Identification Number: 10.1016/j.nutres.2008.05.008
      Depositing User: Ann Betterton
      Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 13:49
      Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 16:39
      URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1182

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