Cheskin LJ, Miday R, Zorich N, et al [Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, Md; Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio]
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Following Consumption of Olestra or Regular Triglyceride Potato Chips: A Controlled Comparison
JAMA 279: 150-152, 1998
This study comprised 1092 subjects who could be followed up. They were instructed to have meal 1-2 hours before seeing a movie. At this point they were given 369 gm bags of potato chips. 563 received the ones modern Olestra and 529 in Triglycrides. The latter were more palatable.
Contacted on telephone 40 hours later and 10 days later the groups did not differ in the gastrointestinal symptoms complained of [Olestra 89 and T 693].
It is interesting to note the safety of the product when ingested once. A study involving long term daily use is needed.