Effects of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates on the gut microflora of mice

Abdulmnem A. Elamir, Richard F. Tester, Farage H. Al-Ghazzewi, Hakim Y. Kaal, Amna A. Ghalbon, Najat A. Elmegrahai, John R. Piggott

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The aim of this study is to determine the effects of depolymerised mannans and specifically konjac glucomannan hydrolysates (GMH) on the colonic microflora of mice. Blood glucose and cholesterol were also measured. Two groups (n¿=¿20) of 12-week old Wister mice were used for a period of 14 weeks. One group (treatment group) were fed diets containing 5 per cent konjac GMH dissolved in drinking water in addition to the control (group) standard diet. Faecal microflora, feed consumption, body weight, blood glucose and cholesterol were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-429
Number of pages8
JournalNutrition and Food Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • gut microflora
  • food microbiolgoy
  • glucomannan


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