Guar Gum, Insulin, Hunger, and Weight Loss
2. Body-weight was significantly reduced during guar-gum treatment even though the patients were asked to maintain their normal dietary habits. Daily hunger ratings recorded for up to 10 weeks showed that guar gum reduced hunger significantly better than commercially available bran taken in the same way.
3. Thus, guar gum seemed to influence carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in a beneficial way in obese subjects. The reduction in hunger would offer an additional benefit to these patients.
Effect of guar gum on body-weight, hunger ratings and metabolism in obese subjects.
British Journal of Nutrition
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sahlgren's Hospital, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.