Dietary Fibers: Chemistry and Nutrition

Dietary Fibers: Chemistry and Nutrition

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: George Inglett
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157018

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Dietary Fibers: Chemistry and Nutrition contains the proceedings of a symposium on Dietary Fibers: Chemistry and Nutrition held during the American Chemical Society meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, on September 11-15, 1978. The papers explore the chemical and nutritional aspects of dietary fibers and cover a wide range of topics dealing with analysis, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, and physiology. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins by assessing the interactions between small molecules and hydrated polymer networks, paying particular attention to some structural features of gel-fiber systems as well as partitioning and transport phenomena. The complex structure of dietary fibers found in cell walls are reviewed, along with the metabolic effects of dietary fibers related to mineral binding, blood cholesterol and other lipids, glucose tolerance, bile acids, and carcinogens and cocarcinogens. The interactions of metabolic substances with polysaccharides and lignins are also examined. This monograph will be a valuable resource for biochemists, nutritionists, and nutritional scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Interactions of Small Molecules with Hydrated Polymer Networks

    Lignin Distribution by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis

    Interaction of Pectinaceous Dietary Fiber with Some Metals and Lipids

    Dietary Fiber-Bile Acid Interactions

    Differential Adsorption of Bile Acids by Lignins

    Food Fiber Analysis: Advances in Methodology

    Dietary Fiber Evaluation of Wheat Products by In Vitro and In Vivo Methods

    Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Dietary Cereal Fiber

    The Nutritional Significance of Chemically Defined Dietary Fibers

    Effects of Dietary Fiber and Protein Level on Mineral Element Metabolism

    Some Effects of Baking and Human Gastrointestinal Action upon a Hard Red Wheat Bran

    Effect of Dietary Fiber on Parameters of Glucose Tolerance in Humans

    Digestion of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides by Bacteria from the Human Colon

    In Vitro Binding of Bile Acids by Rice Hemicelluloses

    The Chemistry, Morphology, and Analysis of Dietary Fiber Components

    European Efforts in Dietary Fiber Characterization

    The Interactions of Carcinogens and Co-Carcinogens with Lignin and other Components of Dietary Fiber

    The Influence of Lignin on Lipid Metabolism of the Rat

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  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157018

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George Inglett

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