Dietary fibers as immunoregulatory compounds in health and disease

@article{Wismar2010DietaryFA,
  title={Dietary fibers as immunoregulatory compounds in health and disease},
  author={Ren{\'e} Wismar and Susanne Brix and Hanne Fr{\o}ki{\ae}r and Helle Nygaard L{\ae}rke},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={1190}
}
Many nonstarch polysaccharides (NSPs) classified as dietary fibers have been reported to possess immunoregulatory properties. The fibers reported to activate or by other means modulate immune responses originate from both plant, fungal, and microbial sources and constitute highly distinct structures. In order to enhance our understanding of factors important for the immunoregulatory activities, this article addresses the importance of chemical structure, origin, and purity of fibers for their… 
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