Effects of Xylooligosaccharides on Blood Glucose, Serum and Liver Lipids and Cecum Short-chain Fatty Acids in Diabetic Rats

Imaizumi Katsumi, Nakatsu Yoriko, Masao Sato, Sedarnawati Yasni, Sugano Michihiro

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Abstract

The effect of supplementing xylooligosaccharides (XO) to purified diets on growth performance and several metabolic parameters was examined in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The dietary XO improved growth retardation, hyperphagia, polydipsia, elevation of serum glucose, triglyce-ride and cholesterol, reduction of liver triglyceride, and fatty acid composition (reduction of the desaturation index) of liver phosphatidylcholine. In addition, the XO diet yielded an acidic en-vironment in the cecum by increasing the pool size of acetic acid. Thus, XO, which is half as sweet as sucrose, can be applicable to foods as a sweetener that is capable of improving diabetic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalAgricultural and Biological Chemistry
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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