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Diverticular disease: three studies. Part III - Metabolic effect of bran in patients with diverticular disease.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: (Published 21 February 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:428
  1. A J Brodribb,
  2. D M Humphreys


    Patients with diverticular disease were given about 24 g bran daily for at least six months. After treatment the oral glucose tolerance curve fell, faecal fat excretion increased, the serum lipoprotein pattern was altered, urinary calcium excretion was reduced, and the serum folate level fell. These changes were not considered to contraindicate the use of bran in the treatment of diverticular disease.