EFFECT OF FRUCTANS ON GLUCOSE LEVEL IN BLOOD SERUM OF RATS – A SHORT REPORT
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2005;55(2):207–210
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The study aimed to determine the effect of an experimental dietary supplement of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), inulin and flour of Jerusalem artichoke tubers on glucose level in experimental rats. The nutritional experiment was conducted with albino Wistar rats. On the last day of the experiment the animals were anaesthetized and blood was sampled. In the biological material obtained glucose content was determined with the enzymatic method. A statistically significant decrease in glucose level was found in blood serum of rats fed diets containing inulin and Jerusalem artichoke flour. The results obtained demonstrate the purposefulness of further feeding experiments with animals and in the future also of nutritional experiments with people.
ISSN:1230-0322