Calcium binding by dietary fibre.

  title={Calcium binding by dietary fibre.},
  author={W Philip T James and W J Branch and D A T Southgate},
  volume={1 8065},
Dietary fibre from plants low in phytate bound calcium in proportion to its uronic-acid content. This binding by the non-cellulosic fraction of fibre will reduce the availability of calcium for small-intestinal absorption, but the colonic microbial digestion of uronic acids will liberate the calcium. Thus the ability to maintain calcium balance on high-fibre diets may depend on the adaptive capacity of the colon for calcium absorption. 

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