Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease

  • David Kritchevsky
  • Charles Bonfield

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 427)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alexander R. P. Walker
    Pages 1-14
  3. M. J. Hill
    Pages 27-34
  4. Thomas M. S. Wolever, David J. A. Jenkins
    Pages 35-42
  5. Jonathan W. DeVries
    Pages 43-50
  6. Barbara O. Schneeman
    Pages 51-53
  7. Leon Prosky, Sungsoo C. Lee
    Pages 55-61
  8. Joseph M. Keenan, Zhiquan Huang, Arline McDonald
    Pages 79-87
  9. Edward Saltzman, Susan B. Roberts
    Pages 89-97
  10. Denis Lairon
    Pages 99-108
  11. Omaida C. Velázquez, Howard M. Lederer, John L. Rombeau
    Pages 123-134
  12. M. I. McBurney, R. A. Reimer, K. A. Tappenden
    Pages 135-143
  13. Christine A. Edwards
    Pages 155-167
  14. Omaida C. Velázquez, John L. Rombeau
    Pages 169-181
  15. Trinidad P. Trinidad, Thomas M. S. Wolever, Lilian U. Thompson
    Pages 183-189

About this book


This volume carries the proceedings of the Vahouny Fiber Symposium, which took place in Washington DC, in March of 1996. George V. Vahouny pioneered this conference, which was conceived as a means of exchanging information on the latest advances in fiber research. The conference was renamed in George Vahouny's honor after his untimely death. In this volume we have included the reminiscences of Prof. A.R.P. Walker, one of the pioneers in the field, and discussion of the epidemiological findings relating dietary fiber to heart disease, cancer, and gastrointestinal disease. As the overall definition of fiber has broadened we have included for discussion other aspects of carbohydrate chem­ istry and metabolism. Complex carbohydrates were the subject of a full session and resis­ tant starch and the role(s) of oligosaccharides were discussed later in the meeting. Another area of fiber metabolism that is beginning to burgeon is that of the short chain fatty acids, and this too was the subject of presentations and discussion. In addition, the more familiar topics in dietary fiber were updated. Workshops devoted to specific areas of fiber research have now become a mainstay of these meetings, and they were repeated successfully. Due to restraints on spending, the attendance at this meeting was somewhat smaller than usual but the discussion was lively and pertinent. We are deeply grateful to our sponsors and contributors for their continuing interest in dietary fiber research, and for their generous support of this symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Kritchevsky
    • 1
  • Charles Bonfield
    • 2
  1. 1.The Wistar InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Review AssociatesMcLeanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7735-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5967-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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