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CRC Handbook of Dietary Fiber in Human Nutrition, Third Edition

Edited by Gene Alan Spiller 
CRC Press  2001  



Hardback  736 pp  ISBN 9780849323874      £114.00
  • Updates several chapters to reflect the latest information
  • Discusses some problems with current analytical methods for fiber
  • Covers the effects of fiber on the gastrointestinal tract lipid and carbohydrate metabolisms, and whole grain and chronic disease
  • Presents animal and human studies on the effects of fiber on cancer, heart disease, and gastrointestinal disease
  • Organizes current data into concise, easy-to-read tables and graphs
Dietary fiber is widely recognized as an essential element of good nutrition. In fact, research on the use of fiber in food science and medicine is being conducted at an incredible pace. CRC Handbook of Dietary Fiber in Human Nutrition, Third Edition explores the chemistry, analytical methodologies, physiological and biochemical aspects, clinical and epidemiological studies, and consumption patterns of dietary fiber.

Featuring new chapters and tables, in addition to updated sections, the third edition of this popular book includes important information that has become available since the publication of the second edition.

What's new in the Third Edition?

  • Definitions and consumption of dietary fiber from 1992-2000
  • A new chapter on the physical chemistry of dietary fiber
  • Updated dietary fiber values for common foods
  • New table: Tartaric Acid Content of Foods
  • Coverage of non-plant food fibers, such as chitin and chitosan
  • An entire section devoted to the effect of whole grains, cereal fiber, and phytic acid on health
  • Discussion of the interaction of fiber and phytochemicals
Quickly retrieve and understand current data with the book's concise, easy-to-read tables and definitions. Covering all aspects of dietary fiber, including chemistry and definitions, analytical procedures, and basic physiological functions, the CRC Handbook of Dietary Fiber in Human Nutrition provides you with a unique collection of dietary fiber information unlike that found in any other book.

Contents

OVERVIEW
Dietary Fiber: From Early Hunter-Gatherers to the 1990s

DEFINITIONS AND PROPERTIES OF DIETARY FIBER
Definitions of Dietary Fiber
Dietary Fiber Parts of Food Plants and Algae
Food Components that Behave as Dietary Fiber
Food Components Associated with Dietary Fiber
Polysaccharide Food Additives that Contribute to Dietary Fiber
Glossary of Dietary Fiber Components
Physical Chemistry of Dietary Fiber
Chitin and Chitosan - Special Class of Dietary Fiber

METHODS OF ANALYSIS FOR DIETARY FIBER
Enzymatic Gravimetric Methods
Detergent Analysis of Foods
Dietary Fiber as Non-Starch Polysaccharides (NSP)
The Southgate Method of Dietary Fiber Analysis
Determination of Total Dietary Fiber and Its Individual Components by the Uppsala Method
The Crude Fiber Method
Newer Methods for Phytate Analysis
Determination of the Saponin Content of Foods

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND METABOLIC EFFECTS OF DIETARY FIBER
Effect of Dietary Fiber on Protein Digestibility and Utilization
Effects of Dietary Fiber and Phytate on Homeostasis and Bioavailability of Minerals
Effects of Dietary Fiber on Vitamin Metabolism
The Effect of Dietary Fiber on Fecal Weight and Composition)
Correlations of Transit Time to a Critical Fecal Weight (CFW) and to Substances Associated with Dietary Fiber
Influences of Fiber on the Ecology of the Intestinal Flora
Interaction between Human Gut Bacteria and Dietary Fiber Substrates
Effects of Dietary Fiber on Digestive Enzymes
The Source of Dietary Fiber Influences, Short-Chain Fatty Acid Production and Concentrations in the Large Bowel
Effects of Dietary Fiber on Fecal and Intestinal Luminal Mutagens
Effect of Dietary Fiber and Foods on Carbohydrate Metabolism

DIETARY FIBER IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DISEASE
Disease Patterns in South Africa as Related to Dietary Fiber
Development of the Dietary Fiber Hypothesis of Diabetes Mellitus
Treatment of Diabetes with High Fiber Diets
Fiber in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia
Human Studies on Dietary Fiber and Colon Neoplasia
Fiber and Colonic Diverticulosis
Fiber and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Disease Patterns in Japan and Changes in Dietary Fiber (1930-1980)
Dietary Fiber Modification of Toxin or Carcinogen-Induced Effects on Intestinal and Mammary Tissues

EFFECT OF WHOLE GRAINS, CEREAL FIBER, AND PHYTIC ACID ON HEALTH
Whole Grain, Fiber, and Antioxidants
Whole Grains, Cereal Fiber, and Chronic Diseases: Epidemiologic Evidence
Whole Grains, Cereal Fiber, and Chronic Diseases: Experimental Evidence and Possible Biologic Mechanisms
Bioavailability of Minerals from Cereals
Phytic Acid and Cancer

DEFINITIONS AND CONSUMPTION
Consumption of Dietary Fiber (1992-2000)
Patterns of Dietary Fiber Consumption in Humans (to 1992)
Dietary Fiber, Non-Starch Polysaccharide and Resistant Starch Intakes in Australia
Consumption of Dietary Fiber-Rich Foods in China
Consumption of Dietary Fiber in France (1950-1981)
Fiber Consumption in Italy

APPENDIX- TABLES OF DIETARY FIBER AND ASSOCIATED SUBSTANCES CONTENT IN FOOD

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