High-amylose maize starch modulates colonic contractility and expression of associated genes in rats fed a Western diet
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Altered gastrointestinal motility is linked with inflammatory bowel disease and other gut disorders. Poor diets which contain high protein, high fat, and low fibre (Western-type) may contribute significantly to the development of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. While data on colonic contractility is limited, animal and human studies suggest dietary fibre, including resistant starch (RS) may help protect against the effects of the Western-type diet.
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