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Effect of different dietary non-starch fiber fractions on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and intestinal development in weaned pigs

7 days ago   |   By Nutrition JRNL

Dietary fibers, chemically consisting of non-starch polysaccharides , have been implicated in regulating the gastrointestinal health both in animals and human. Previous study indicated that intake of dietary fibers could reduce the risk of many dietary problems associated with Western countries such as obesity, coronary disease, diabetes, constipation, inflammatory bowel diseases like diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis, and colon cancer. The NSP fractions, including cellulose, hemicellulose , and pectin, have been recognized as antinutritional factors in the main cereals, a major...
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