Dietary Fiber

Basic and Clinical Aspects

  • George V. Vahouny
  • David Kritchevsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Hans N. Englyst, John H. Cummings
    Pages 17-34
  3. John E. Vanderveen
    Pages 49-54
  4. David J. A. Jenkins, Thomas M. S. Wolever, Alexandra L. Jenkins, Rodney H. Taylor
    Pages 69-80
  5. N. W. Read
    Pages 81-100
  6. Kathleen Fadden
    Pages 101-118
  7. Martin A. Eastwood, Linda F. Mckay, W. Gordon Brydon
    Pages 151-166
  8. David J. A. Jenkins, Thomas M. S. Wolever, Alexandra L. Jenkins, Lilian U. Thompson, A. Venketeshwer Rao, Thomas Francis
    Pages 167-179
  9. George V. Vahouny, Marie M. Cassidy
    Pages 181-209
  10. Marie M. Cassidy, Leo R. Fitzpatrick, George V. Vahouny
    Pages 229-251
  11. David Kritchevsky
    Pages 265-274
  12. W. J. L. Chen, James W. Anderson
    Pages 275-286
  13. Katsumi Imaizumi, Michihiro Sugano
    Pages 287-308

About this book


Only 15 years ago a conference on dietary fiber, let alone an international conference, would have been considered an extremely unlikely, and in fact an unthinkable, event. Yet in recent years a number of such conferences have taken place at the international level and in different parts of the world; the conference of which the present volume is an outgrowth is the second to have been held in Washington, D. C. This extraordinary development of interest in a hitherto largely neglected component of diet has been reflected by a veritable explosion of scientific literature, with published articles increasing 40-fold, from around ten to over 400 per year, within the decade 1968-1978. Not only has the growth of interest in and knowledge of fiber made it perhaps the most rapidly developing aspect of nutritional science in recent history if not in all time, but epidemiologic studies relating fiber intake to disease patterns, subsequently broadened to include other food components, have been largely responsible for the current concept of diseases characteristic of modern Western culture and lifestyle. The potential importance of this realization is forcefully underlined by the considered judgment of Thomas MacKeown, epidemiologist and medical historian of Birmingham University, England.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George V. Vahouny
    • 1
  • David Kritchevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.The George Washington University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9249-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2111-8
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