from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water-soluble paste made from the seeds of the guar plant and used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods and pharmaceuticals.
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- n. a heteropolysaccharide gum, extracted from the guar bean, that is used as a food additive
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- n. a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth
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In this study, researchers from the Department of Nutrition at the University of Alabama studied the relationship of hydrolyzed guar gum supplementation a type of fiber and the cholecystokinin response over five weeks in twenty-five obese but otherwise healthy women.
They were given a reduced-calorie diet, and either a 20-gram fiber supplement guar gum or a placebo with their meals.
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It seems as though the only weight you could lose is what you lose while you are recovering from surgery after having a watermelon-sized ball of guar gum removed from your colon.