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Soluble Fiber

Hypocholesterolemic Effects and Proposed Mechanisms

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Water-soluble fibers significantly lower serum cholesterol in humans and animals, whereas water-insoluble fibers do not (Anderson and Tietyen-Clark, 1986). Soluble fibers, the dietary fibers extracted from plant cell walls by hot water, include pectins, gums, and some hemicelluloses. Insoluble fibers include other hemicelluloses, cellulose, and lignin (Southgate, 1977). Soluble fibers are important components of most plant foods and comprise, on average, the following percentages of total dietary fiber for these food groups: vegetables 32%, cereals 32%, beans 25%, and fruits 38% (Anderson and Bridges, 1988). Soluble fibers constitute about 30% of the total dietary fiber intake for a representative Western diet (Anderson et al., 1989).

Keywords

  • Bile Acid
  • Serum Cholesterol
  • Wheat Bran
  • Soluble Fiber
  • Liver Cholesterol

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Anderson, J.W., Deakins, D.A., Bridges, S.R. (1990). Soluble Fiber. In: Kritchevsky, D., Bonfield, C., Anderson, J.W. (eds) Dietary Fiber. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0519-4_25

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