Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease

Edited by David Kritchevsky and Charles Bonfield 
Eagan Press  1994  

Hardcover  300 pages, illustrated  ISBN 9789076998329      £120.00
This book is based on research presented at the Vahouny Fiber Symposium, Washington, D.C. and contains contributions from more than thirty of the world's leading fiber researchers. It covers the significant progress that has been made concerning the effects of dietary fiber on human physiology. This book presents new findings on the role of fiber in health and disease; including information detailing the effects of fiber on lipid absorption, carbohydrate metabolism, physiology and morphology, cancer and more. Since it examines not only fiber as it exists in food, but also the dynamics of fiber and the human diet, this book will be an invaluable reference for professionals from a variety of disciplines, including Biochemists, Epidemiologists, Physiologists, Nutritionists, Gastroenterologists and any medical professional involved with heart disease or cancer. The contents include the following aspects of the subject:

I. Health Benefits

  • Historical Aspects
  • Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease: The South African Experience
  • The Structure of Dietary Fibre
  • Fiber in Foods
  • Fiber as Energy
  • The Physiological Effects of Dietary Fiber
  • Modulations of Intestinal Development by Dietary Fiber Regimens

II. Lipids and Nutrient Metabolism

  • Effect of Dietary Fiber on Alimentary Lipemia
  • Dietary Fiber and Lipid Absorption: Interference of Chitosan and Its Hydrolysates with Cholesterol and Fatty Acid Absorption and Metabolic Consequences in Rats
  • The Role of Viscosity in the Cholesterol-Lowering Effect of Dietary
  • Fat/Fiber Interactions: Effect on Colon Physiology and Colonic Cytokinetics
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Effects of Soluble Fiber in Humans
  • Dietary Fiber, Carbohydrate Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Dietary Fiber and Protein Digestion and Utilization

III. Fiber and Cancer

  • Fiber and Cancer: Prevention Research
  • Fiber and Cancer: Historical Perspectives
  • Dietary Fiber and Colon Cancer Risk: The Epidemiologic Evidence
  • Your Mother was Right - Eat Your Vegetables: The Role of Plant Foods in Cancer
  • The Polyp Prevention Trial: Rationale and Design
  • ECP Trial of Fibre in Precancerous Lesion of the Large Bowel

IV Fiber's Nutritional Effects

  • Dietary Fiber and Digestive Tract Disorders
  • Dietary Fiber and the Pattern of Energy Intake
  • Effect of Dietary Fiber on Intestinal Microflora and Health
  • Dietary Fiber and Mineral Nutrition
  • Effects of Lignans and Other Dietary Estrogens
  • Phytic Acid and Other Nutrients: Are They Partly Responsible for Health Benefits of High Fiber Foods?

V. Fiber Effects/In Vivo and In Vitro Laboratory Models

  • Comparative Aspects of Animal Models
  • Propionate as a Mediator of the Effects of Dietary Fiber
  • In Vitro Methods That Anticipate the Colonic Influence of Dietary
  • Fiber and Aspects of Lipid and Cholesterol Metabolism
  • In Vitro and In Vivo Models for Predicting the Effect of Dietary Fiber and Starchy Foods on Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Animal Models of Obesity: Diet, Inactivity, and Genetics
  • Animal Models of Colon Cancer

Workshop Summaries

  • Summary Report of Dietary Fiber Analysis Workshop
  • Fiber and the GI Microflora
  • Dietary Fiber and Gastrointestinal Function
  • Design of Human Studies to Determine the Effect of Fiber on Serum Lipids in Relation to Blood Lipids, Fecal Bulking, Glycemic Control or Bodyweight
  • Short-Chain Fatty Acids - Research and Clinical Updates
  • Bile Acids
  • Resistant Starch
  • Dietary Fiber and Body Weight Management
  • Public Aspects
  • Food Industry Perspective: Functional Properties and Food Uses of Dietary Fiber

Future Research in Dietary Fibre?


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