Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Food Therapy: Dried Peas Fiber In Reduced Risk of Constipation and Decreased Laxatives Use

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Intake of dried peas fiber daily and regularly may reduce risk of constipation, a renowned institute study suggested.

Dried pea is a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, genus Pisum belongings to the family Fabaceae with healthy source of proteins, fibers, vitamins and minerals.

In the study to evaluate the effect of between increase in fiber intake in foods and bowel movement, of elderly institutionalized residents, with data collected on the same elderly residents (n=114) before and during a 6-week intervention, consisted adding finely processed pea hull fiber (1-3 g/serving) to 3 to 4 foods each day, researchers after assessing other risk factors filed the following reports
1. The mean of bowel movements/month of participants increased from 18.7 to 20.1
2. 17 residents revealed a low baseline frequency with bowel movement/month increased significantly from 8.8 to 12.6
3. Most participant displayed a reduced use of prune-based laxative.

The findings demonstrated a significant outcome that nurses in the management of bowel movement of elderly patients from use of laxatives which may be safe with unknown in long term use by non-pharmacologic treatment options should include bowel training and biofeedback and adding a potion of fiber/day.

Other, in the review of literature from databases of PubMed and CINAHL databases before nad up to March 2017 to determine whether fiber supplementation (including fiber added to foods) is effective in inscreasd stool frequency, improved stool consistency, and decreased laxative use in LTC residents, after analyzing collect publication, researchers found that over 400 researcher and studies included showed that added fiber into diet of participants may be effective in increasing stool frequency and/or decreasing laxative use, lessening the burden of constipation.

Even with such results, researchers at the University of Florida also expressed a concern of the effects of adding fiber to foods in compared to fiber existence in the food.

Taking all together, there is no doubt that peas fiber may be used as function food in improved stool movement and reduced risk of constipation, and overuse of laxatives, particularly in older population.

(1) Increased stool frequency occurs when finely processed pea hull fiber is added to usual foods consumed by elderly residents in long-term care by Dahl WJ1, Whiting SJ, Healey A, Zello GA, Hildebrandt SL.(PubMed)
(2) Intractable Constipation in the Elderly by Baffy N1, Foxx-Orenstein AE2, Harris LA1, Sterler S1.(PubMed)
(3) Is Fibre an Effective Strategy to Improve Laxation in Long-Term Care Residents? by Dahl WJ1, Mendoza DR1.(PubMed)

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