Changes in dietary fiber intake among Japanese in the 20th century: a relationship to the prevalence of diverticular disease.

@article{Ohi1983ChangesID,
  title={Changes in dietary fiber intake among Japanese in the 20th century: a relationship to the prevalence of diverticular disease.},
  author={Gen Ohi and Keiko Minowa and Teppei Oyama and M Nagahashi and Noriko Yamazaki and Shigeru Yamamoto and Kou Nagasako and Kazuo Hayakawa and Kazuhiro Kimura and B T Mori},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1983},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={115-21}
}
In view of the fact that Japanese dietary patterns have been undergoing rapid "Westernization," in part characterized by decrease in fiber, we assessed dietary and crude fiber content in the Japanese diet using food consumption tables for the period from 1911 to 1980, and studied the trend in the reported prevalence of diverticular disease of the colon. Fiber content declined in diphasic pattern: the first decline, which probably had started in the late 19th century, progressed until the Second… CONTINUE READING

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