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A group of complex carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) which inhibit the enzymes of starch and disaccharide digestion; used experimentally to reduce the digestion of starch. It has been marketed for use in weight-reducing diets as a ‘starch blocker’, with little evidence of efficacy.

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