Overview of Dietary Fiber and its Influence on Gastrointestinal Health

Devin J. Rose, Bruce R. Hamaker

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8 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9780813817620
StatePublished - Mar 16 2011


  • "dietary fiber"-by Hipsley (1953), and indigestible plant cell wall constituents
  • Dietary fiber fermentation and microbiota
  • Dietary fiber, and its influence on gastrointestinal health
  • Dietary fiber, exhibiting-benefits on digestive health in large intestine
  • Dietary fibers, effects depending on type
  • Fecal bulk and whole gut transit time
  • Recommendations for dietary fiber intake-from Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of Institute of Medicine
  • Resistant starch effects-on digestive processes in upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Soluble dietary fibers, delaying gastric emptying-and water-holding capacity and ability to form gels
  • β-Glucan, marked effect on viscosity-in upper gastrointestinal tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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