Dietary Fibre and Bile Acid Metabolism
Much of the interest in the effects of dietary fibre on bile acid metabolism is derived from the interrelationship of diet and cholesterol metabolism, as well as the role of nutrition in the development of colorectal cancer. Excellent reviews about the effects of fibre components on cholesterol metabolism have been published (Kay and Truswell, 1980; Story, 1980). The association between fibre and gallstones and the intermediate role of bile acids is dealt with in Chap. 14. In this chapter the relation between dietary fibre and bile acid metabolism is focused around the role of bile acids and dietary fibre in the development of colorectal cancer.
KeywordsCholesterol Cellulose Fermentation Starch Corn
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