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bran

(bran),
A by-product of the milling of wheat, containing approximately 20% of indigestible cellulose; a bulk cathartic, usually taken in the form of cereal or special bran products.
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bran

A byproduct of milled wheat, which contains ± 20% indigestible cellulose, acting as a bulk laxative; it has been recommended for cardiovascular disease, constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulosis, haemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease.
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bran

Clinical nutrition A byproduct of milled wheat, which contains ± 20% indigestible cellulose, acting as a bulk laxative; it has been recommended for cardiovascular disease, constipation, diarrhea, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, and IBD. See Dietary fiber, Oat bran. Cf Water-soluble fiber.
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bran

(bran)
The outer coatings of grains, which are rich in nutrients and fiber.
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bran

The fibrous outer coat of wheat grain normally removed in milling to make the flour more attractive to many palates. Bran is valuable in the treatment of constipation and other disorders of the large bowel.
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Samples of maize grain (n=29), maize flour (n=24) and maize bran (n=20) were also collected from one of the two small-scale mills in both Seloto village and Long village.
Table I.- Percent composition of whole wheat, whole maize, whole barley, whole sorghum, wheat bran, maize bran barley [beta]-g1ucan extract and sorghum [beta]-glucan extract g % (Mean +-SD).
On the contrary maize Bran Diet (BD) proved to be more effective in lowering the RBG of diabetic rats as there was an overall 8.1% decrease in the mean value of RBG of the diabetic rats who consumed this feed for a period of six week.
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of wheat and maize brans feeds on the random blood glucose of the rats.
In this work, similar nanocomposites were prepared and used for Cr(VI) adsorption by the polymerization of aniline on the surface of rice bran, maize bran and wheat bran.
These results showed that rice bran, maize bran and wheat bran composites with polyaniline enhanced its efficiency to remove Cr (VI) by preventing its particles from aggregation and exposing more vacant sites for adsorption [18-20].
Rice bran, maize bran and wheat bran were purchased from local markets of Lahore (Pakistan) and ground to 60 um ASTM particle size.
For preparing the polyaniline and its composites, same methodology is adopted as described earlier [18, 25] using rice bran for PANI/R.B, maize bran for PANI/M.B and wheat bran for PANI/W.B composites respectively.
Similarly, increasing dietary fiber from 12% to 38% by increasing the inclusion level of wheat bran, maize brans, soybean hulls or sugar beet pulp reduced the ATTD of GE [16].