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1. A polysaccharide of fructose (for example, inulin) containing small amounts of other sugars; present in certain tubers. Synonym(s): fructan, levan, levulan, levulin, levulosan, polyfructose
2. 2,6-Anhydrofructofuranose.
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It contains carbs called fructans, which some people with IBS have trouble digesting.
Fructan is a fructose polymer or in simple terms, many fructose molecules bind together to form a fructan."
Health-related quality of life indicated the lowest score for the "vitality" subdimension during fructan challenge in a Norwegian study [10].
It has been reported that inulin-type fructans fermentation increase the production of the anorexigenic hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and peptide YY (PYY) in rodents affecting the food intake and energy expenditure [42, 43].
tequilana-related studies mainly focused on fructan, with the obvious purpose of improving fructan production and application to generate bioenergy [5, 10, 11].
Zhang et al., "In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity of a fructan from the roots of Arctium lappa L.," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol.
[21.] Haska L, Nyman M and R Andersson Distribution and characterisation of fructan in wheat milling fractions.
Low-level fructan supplementation of dogs enhances nutrient digestion and modifies stool metabolites concentrations, but does not alter fecal microbiota populations.
Application of high performance anion exchange chromatography to study invertase-catalysed hydrolysis of sucrose and formation of intermediate fructan products.
Histology results in femur of rats showed that different fructan treatments did not produce damage.
A study by Soobo (2005) [33], also agreed that chicory root is high in inulin-type fructan and oligofructose.