Xylooligosaccharides were more effective than FOS – (06-18-04)

Xylooligosaccharides and Fructooligosaccharides Affect the Intestinal Microbiota and Precancerous Colonic Lesion Development in Rats

I can’t wait for my next game of Scrabble. Is the board even long enough for “xylooligosaccharides?” Anyway, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are pretty well known for their ability to beneficially affect the intestinal flora and the health of the cells of the colon.

This study in rats further supports this, but also finds that xylooligosaccharides were more effective than FOS. Both are naturally found in fruits and veggies.

Nutrition.org — Abstracts: Hsu et al. 134 (6): 1523 –

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