Medical News Today: What are the benefits of konjac?

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    Al-Ghazzewi, F., Elamir, A., Tester, R., & Elzagoze, A. (2015, April). Effect of depolymerized konjac glucomannan on wound healing [Abstract]. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 5(2), 125–128. Retrieved from

    Bateni, E., Tester, R., Al-Ghazzewi, F., Bateni, S., Alvani K., & Piggott, J. (2013). The use of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates (GMH) to improve the health of the skin and reduce acne vulgaris. American Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, 2(2), 10–14. Retrieved from

    Birketvedt, G. S., Shimshi, M., Erling, T., & Florholmen, J. (2005, January). Experiences with three different fiber supplements in weight reduction [Abstract]. Medical Science Monitor, 11(1), 15–18. Retrieved from 

    Chen, H.-L., Cheng, H.-C., Wu, W.-T., Liu, Y.-J., & Liu, S.-Y. (2013, June 14). Supplementation of konjac glucomannan into a low-fiber chinese diet promoted bowel movement and improved colonic ecology in constipated adults: A placebo-controlled, diet-controlled trial [Abstract]. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 27(1), 102–108. Retrieved from

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    Han, Y., Zhang, L., Liu, X. Q., Zhao, Z. J., & Lv, L. X. (2017, May). Effect of glucomannan on functional constipation in children: A systematic review and meta=analysis of randomised controlled trials [Abstract]. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(3), 471–477. Retrieved from

    Ho, H. V. T., Jovanovski, E., Zurbau, A., Mejia, S. B. M., Sievenpiper, J. L., Au-Yeung, F., … Vuksan, V. (2017, March 29). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of the effect of konjac glucomannan, a viscous soluble fiber, on LDL cholesterol and the new lipid targets non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B [Abstract]. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Retrieved from

    Jenkins, A. L., Morgan, L. M., Bishop, J., Jovanovski, E., Jenkins, D. J. A, & Vuksan, V. (2017, July 7). Co-administration of a konjac-based fibre blend and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) on glycaemic control and serum lipids in type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled, cross-over clinical trial [Abstract]. European Journal of Nutrition. Retrieved from

    Shah, B. R., Li, B., Wang, L., Liu, S., Li, Y., Wei, X., … Zhenshun, L. (2015, April). Health benefits of konjac glucomannan with special focus on diabetes [Abstract]. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 5(2), 179–187. Retrieved from

    Sood, N., Baker, W. L., & Coleman, C. I. (2008, October). Effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight, and blood pressure: Systematic review and meta-analysis [Abstract]. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 88(4), 1167–1175. Retrieved from

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