18. Dietary Fiber and Human Health

  1. Liangli (Lucy) Yu3,
  2. Rong Tsao4 and
  3. Fereidoon Shahidi5
  1. Yanling Gao and
  2. Jin Yue Ph.D.*

Published Online: 8 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118229415.ch18

Cereals and Pulses: Nutraceutical Properties and Health Benefits

Cereals and Pulses: Nutraceutical Properties and Health Benefits

How to Cite

Gao, Y. and Yue, J. (2012) Dietary Fiber and Human Health, in Cereals and Pulses: Nutraceutical Properties and Health Benefits (eds L. (. Yu, R. Tsao and F. Shahidi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118229415.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, MD, USA

  2. 4

    Guelph Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  3. 5

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China

*Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240. China.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fereidoon Shahidi PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813818399

Online ISBN: 9781118229415

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Keywords:

  • dietary fiber, and human health;
  • non-digestible polysaccharides;
  • metabolic syndrome;
  • MS prevention, and healthy lifestyle;
  • fibers, obstacle to energy intake in the obese;
  • energy consumption, digestion;
  • diabetes control with dietary fibers;
  • fibers, esophageal cancer risk reduction;
  • lesser risk, of hormone-related cancers;
  • dietary fiber over-consumption, side-effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dietary fiber and metabolic syndrome

  • Dietary fiber and cancer

  • Dietary fiber and cardiovascular diseases

  • Potential undesirable effects

  • Summary

  • References