The effect of added bran to the diet on the saturation of bile in people without gallstones

James Mc K. Watts, Paula Jablonski, James Toouli

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    Abstract

    Bran was added to the diet of eleven volunteers without gallstones, and its effect on bile saturation, bile acid profile in bile, and serum cholesterol and triglycerides was determined. Bile cholesterol saturation was decreased after two months of feeding bran to those female subjects who had supersaturated bile. Bran may be effective in decreasing the lithogenic potential of bile in people without gallstones, and further studies on its place in the prevention of gallstones in susceptible individuals are indicated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)321-324
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
    Volume135
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1978

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    From the Departments of Surgery, Flinders Medical Center, Bedford Park, %uth Australia and Monaah University, Prince Henry’s Hospiil, Mekurne, Victoria, Ausbaiii. This study was suppwted in part by a research grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.

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