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View in Spanish: Inulina enriquecida con oligofructosa

Oligofructose-enriched inulin (AH-lih-goh-FROOK-tose en-RICHT IN-yoo-lin)
A substance that is used to improve the health of the digestive system and bones and is being studied in the prevention of colon cancer. Oligofructose-enriched inulin is made by combining two substances that occur naturally in many plants, including chicory root, wheat, bananas, onion, and garlic. Oligofructose-enriched inulin helps healthy bacteria grow in the intestines and helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium. Also called Raftilose Synergy 1.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.