Aug 21, 1976

Effect of pectin on serum lipids and lipoproteins, whole-gut transit-time, and stool weight

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P N DurringtonM Hartog

Abstract

Pectin (12g daily with meals) was taken by twelve healthy men aged 22-45 (mean 25 yr) for 3 weeks. This produced a statistically significant mean decrease in total serum-cholesterol of 0.48 +/- 0.18 mmol/1 (+/- S.E.M.)--i.e., 7.9 +/- 2.6%. The decrease was largely due to a reduction in serum-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol of 0.45 +/- 0.19 mmol/1 accompanied by a fall in serum-apolipoprotein-B of 0.11 +/- 0.04 g/1. During pectin administration wet stool weight increased from 150 +/- 10 to 186 +/- 15 g/24 h. There was no clear change in total serum-triglycerides, serum very low density lipoproteins, or in whole-gut transit-time.

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Epicholesterol
Apolipoprotein Measurement
Pectins
LDL-1
Apolipoprotein Activity
Lipoproteins
Feces
Lipids
Intestinal Motility
Lipoproteins, VLDL1

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