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ILSI Human Nutrition Reviews

Dietary Fibre — A Component of Food

Nutritional Function in Health and Disease

Editors: Schweizer, Thomas F., Edwards, Christine A. (Eds.)

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Dietary fibre is now recognized as a vital component of good daily nutrition, yet its properties and specific role in the digestive system are still being investigated. The involvement of government agencies, the food industry and health professionals - as well as public interest - make this global overview, Dietary Fibre - A Component of Food, an important contribution to the literature on the subject. The cooperation of experts from different research centers and their peer review of each other's papers enhance the value of the book, since it presents consolidated views and objective assessments on such key issues as fibre analysis and mineral bioavailability. The seventeen chapters are grouped into three sections. The background papers deal with biochemical and analytical characteristics: e.g. the physico-chemical properties of food polysaccharides and bacterial fermentation in the colon. The papers on physiological effects deal with the physiological function of dietary fibre throughout the gastrointestinal tract: its influence on protein, lipid and carbohydrate digestion and absorption and its role in bile acid metabolism and faecal bulking. The third section of papers focuses on the prevention and treatment of disease: gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemias.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dietary Fibre — A Component of Food
Book Subtitle
Nutritional Function in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Thomas F. Schweizer
  • Christine A. Edwards
Series Title
ILSI Human Nutrition Reviews
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-1928-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-1928-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-1930-2
Series ISSN
0936-4072
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 354
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