Long-term animal feeding trial of the refined konjac meal

Biomed Environ Sci 1995 Mar;8(1):80-7

Peng SS, Zhang MY, Zhang YZ, Wu ZH.

School of Public Health, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu.

Rats of both sexes were fed on a basal feed containing 1% refined konjac meal (RKM) for 18 months and the effects of RKM on the cell aging were observed. A comparable group fed on the basic feed was used as the control. Results obtained demonstrate that the long-term feeding of RKM to rats can delay the course of cell aging of the gliocyte, cadiomyocyte, and the endothelial cell of the large and medium arteriases, hence it is likely to delay the occurrence of arteriosclerosis and improve the functions of the brain, heart and vascular system.