A clinical trial of xylo-oligosaccharide intake on severe constipation in pregnant women
Sujects: The subjects were 30 constipated pregnant women at more than 23 wk' gestation who had not defecated for more than 5 consecutive days without laxatives. Patients suffering from complications were excluded.
Methods: The subjects were given 8g of syrup containing 4.2g XOS daily for 4 wk. During the experimental period, the subjects main tained their regular diet, and their daily food intake was not restricted, although they refrained from taking laxatives and other oligosaccharide preparations.
Key words:Xylooligosaccharide, pregnant women, severe constipation
2021 . 07 . 29