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CRC Handbook of Dietary Fiber in Human Nutrition

3rd Edition

Edited by Gene A. Spiller

CRC Press

736 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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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?

o Definitions and consumption of dietary fiber from 1992-2000

o A new chapter on the physical chemistry of dietary fiber

o Updated dietary fiber values for common foods

o New table: Tartaric Acid Content of Foods

o Coverage of non-plant food fibers, such as chitin and chitosan

o An entire section devoted to the effect of whole grains, cereal fiber, and phytic acid on health

o 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.

Reviews

"…covers all aspects of dietary fiber in such a comprehensive way that it is an essential reference book for everyone interested in the role of nutrition in disease prevention, not only those in fiber research. Authors from many countries make this a unique contribution to a field that has seen both good and poor research in recent years. This excellent book provides many new research findings and also the needed clarification of controversies."

-John W Farquhar, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Director, Stanford Wellness Center

Table of 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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science