beta-glucan


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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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Increases excretion: Beta-glucan may bind bile acids in the small intestine, thus increasing the excretion of cholesterol.
4 mg of beta-glucan per kilogram of body weight daily for 21 days.
In Eicher's studies, piglets received diets supplemented with beta-glucan alone, vitamin C alone, or both beta-glucan and vitamin C.
While beta-glucan is present in the cell walls of barley, oats, yeast, bacteria, algae, and mushrooms, barley and oats are the richest sources of beta-glucan among the grains.
Genotype and environmental effects on oat beta-glucan concentration.
Farmers won't grow high beta-glucan barley because brewers, the major users, don't want it because of its high viscosity," she says.
Researchers from the Quaker Oats Health Institute aim to prove that three grams of beta-glucan a day - the equivalent of two bowls of porridge - can help protect your heart.
Three grams of beta-glucan a day will make a dent in your cholesterol, says the FDA.
Scientists at the USDA-ARS set out to see what the nutritional impact would be if they added fiber-containing oat beta-glucan to a low-fat yogurt mix, which contained low-fat milk and a selection of common bacteria that ferment the milk, including the Lactobacillusacidophilus or various Bifidobacterium species.
A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan on 8.
A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan in December, following an application from CreaNutrition AG submitted pursuant to Article 14 of the EC regulation on nutrition and health claims.
Influence of dietary beta-glucan on growth performance, nonspecific immunity, and resistance to streptococcus suis infection in weanling pigs.