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標題: Improvement in intestinal function of hamsters as influenced by consumption of polysaccharide-rich sage weed extracts
作者: Huang, Y.L.
Chau, C.F.
關鍵字: Salvia plebeia;Sage weed;Polysaccharide;Intestinal health;Bacterial;enzyme;Short-chain fatty acid;chain fatty-acids;dietary fiber;nonstarch polysaccharides;bowel;function;rats;gut;oligosaccharides;colon;food
Project: Food Chemistry
期刊/報告no:: Food Chemistry, Volume 133, Issue 4, Page(s) 1618-1623.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the water-soluble polysaccharide-rich sage weed (Salvia plebeia) extracts on intestinal function. The results showed that the extract is rich in water-soluble polysaccharides (60.5/100 g extract), which are mainly composed of pectic polysaccharides and hemicellulose. The inclusion of sage weed extract in the control diet at a level of 0.5/100 g diet resulted in significantly (P < 0.05) improved effects on intestinal and faecal parameters of the hamsters, such as shortened gastrointestinal transit time, reduced caecal ammonia, decreased daily faecal ammonia output, increased short-chain fatty acid concentrations in caecal content, and lowered activities of beta-D-glucuronidase, beta-D-glucosidase, mucinase, and urease. These findings suggest that an adequate intake of sage weed extracts (0.5/100 g diet) may play a role in the maintenance of intestinal health by reducing the exposure of intestinal mucosa to toxic materials and other harmful compounds. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0308-8146
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.02.062
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