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Guar gum: of help to diabetics?

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Guar gum is a natural vegetable fibre. Several formulations are now promoted for regular use in diabetes mellitus and claimed to improve blood glucose control. Lejguar (Britannia) is advertised as ‘a breakthrough’ and, like Guarem (Rybar), is claimed to decrease hunger and help overweight patients lose weight. What is the evidence?

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