Effects of dietary fiber and phytic acid on mineral availability.

  title={Effects of dietary fiber and phytic acid on mineral availability.},
  author={M E Majado Torre and Adela Rosa Rodr{\'i}guez and Fulgencio D Saura-Calixto},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  volume={30 1},
In general, it has been shown that dietary fiber may bind metallic cations in both in vitro and in vivo studies. However, there clearly are many unresolved questions on the effects of high-fiber diets on mineral availability. On one side, the effects of fiber on the utilization of nutrients vary greatly with the amount and type of fiber. In addition, there are many agents in both food and the digestive tract that may affect the mineral binding to fiber: some agents may inhibit binding, while… CONTINUE READING
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