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Lancet. 1975 May 17;1(7916):1116-7.

Effect of pectin, guar gum, and wheat fibre on serum-cholesterol.

Abstract

36 G of wheat fibre, pectin, or guar gum was given over 2-week periods to healthy volunteers taking normal diet. Mean serum-cholesterol levels fell significantly while the volunteers were taking guar and pectin by 36-3 and 29-2 mg, per 100. respectively, but rose slightly after wheat fibre by 6-7, mg per 100., Attention should be focused on fruit and vegetable gels rather than wheat fibre in the search of natural hypocholesterolaemic agents.

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