The unresolved role of dietary fibers on mineral absorption.

  title={The unresolved role of dietary fibers on mineral absorption.},
  author={Kaleab Baye and J. B. Guyot and Claire Mouquet-Rivier},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  volume={57 5},
Dietary fiber is a complex nutritional concept whose definition and method of analysis has evolved over time. However, literature on the role of dietary fiber on mineral bioavailability has not followed pace. Although in vitro studies revealed mineral binding properties, both animal and human studies failed to show negative effects on mineral absorption, and even in some cases reported absorption enhancing properties. The existing literature suggests that dietary fibers have negative effects on… CONTINUE READING
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