Physical properties of dietary fiber that influence physiological function: a model for polymers along the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Eastwood1992PhysicalPO,
  title={Physical properties of dietary fiber that influence physiological function: a model for polymers along the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Martin Eastwood and E. Rachel Morris},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={436-42}
}
The quantitative measurement of dietary fiber does not recognize its diverse actions on nutrient absorption, sterol metabolism, fermentation in the colon, and stool weight. These differences in action are more likely due to differences in physical characteristics along the gastrointestinal tract. This paper explores such physical characteristics and attempts to classify dietary fiber in a more physical manner. This approach recognizes the diverse and variant action of each dietary fiber, which… CONTINUE READING

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