Research Brief: Tequila fruit may help deliver drugs to the colon

Fructan compounds derived from blue agave, a fruit used to make tequila, could be used as a more effective way to deliver drugs to the colon, according to Mexican researchers. Research presented at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society showed that fructans could be made to carry existing colon drugs. As the fructans can resist destruction in the stomach, they could allow more of the drugs to reach the colon intact than current drug delivery methods.

 

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