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beta-glucan

, β-glucan (bāt′ă-gloo′kăn)
Any of a class of complex carbohydrate nutrients, derived from yeast, with immune-stimulating and antimicrobial activity in laboratory experiments. They are promoted as dietary supplements.
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Caroline Sanders, Sales Director, Oat Nutrition, Tate & Lyle commented: PromOat Beta Glucan is a source of beta glucan the soluble dietary fibre in oat bran that provides important functional and health benefits.
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According to the terms of the contract, ImmuDyne will pay for the beta glucan products to be administered in this study and the blood tests required to measure changes in certain biomarkers.
Oats contain a specific type of fibre known as beta glucan which helps prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels.
To quantify the purity of the beta glucan content, Biothera developed the Glucan Enzymatic Method (GEMThl) Assay, which was published in the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Health claims for oat beta glucan in the areas of cholesterol reduction, blood glucose control and general gastrointestinal health have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Now experts at the University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are striving to breed varieties of oats with higher beta glucan contents.
Vigor increased after 2 and 4 weeks of 500mg BETA GLUCAN, but no change in vigor occurred in the 250 mg dose group.
In a study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, beta glucan was concentrated into an oat fiber extract so it could be easily incorporated into a typical diet.
There appears to be a dearth of information on the prevention or treatment of upper respiratory tract infections that included 1-3,1-6 beta glucan.
The Berry Oat Crisp and Raisin Oat Crisp boxed lines consist of oats, brown rice, wholewheat, fruit and oat bran, which contains soluble oat fibre beta glucan, said to help to significantly reduce LDL ('bad') cholesterol when eaten daily.
There may be an easier way to pack the benefits of beta glucan into food without piling on the oats.