Review Article

Gastrointestinal Disturbances Associated with the Consumption of Sugar Alcohols with Special Consideration of Xylitol: Scientific Review and Instructions for Dentists and Other Health-Care Professionals

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Gradual lessening of osmotic diarrhea and flatulence in human subjects who consumed on the average 67 g of xylitol daily for two years. The results are here shown for the first 140-day period. The ordinate gives the number of subjects complaining even about slight diarrhea or increased defecation frequency on each test day. The initial peaks of consumption were found to result from the interest of the subjects to get acquainted with the new dietary regimen. Modified from [4].