Special Issue "Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
Website: http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/staff-profile?staffid=charles.brennan
E-Mail: charles.brennan@lincoln.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 321 8236
Interests: polysaccharide utilisation, glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increased consumption of high-fat, high-calorie foods has been linked to an unprecedented growth in the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancers. Concern with regards to over-consumption of carbohydrates and sugars has been voiced extensively. In an attempt to tackle the situation, there have been recommendations to decrease of intake of sugars, fat and alcohol, and increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables and cereal products, with an aim to increase the total dietary fibre (TDF) intake to minimum intake 25 g /day.

An examination of recent publications illustrates that extensive research has demonstrated the potential nutritional benefits of a moderate-high fibre dietary intakes With this in mind, there appears to be a consensus that fibre forms a crucial part to the maintenance of normal nutrition as part of a balanced nutritional diet.

Thus dietary fibres have been illustrated to be effective in reducing postprandial glycaemic, insulin, and cholesterol responses in humans. Different dietary fibres appear to have different metabolic and physiological effects depending upon their chemical and physical properties. An understanding of these characteristics is useful in predicting the physiological response to a source of fibre (Brennan 2005, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research49, 560-570.).

Submission of papers are now sought for a special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences "Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science" exploring current research determining the link between dietary fibre source and functionality.

Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • dietary fibre
  • functional foods
  • glyceamic response
  • obesity
  • cancer (or carbohydrates)

Published Papers (8 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(7), 4647-4660; doi:10.3390/ijms12074647
Received: 5 May 2011; in revised form: 4 June 2011 / Accepted: 8 July 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(7), 4536-4549; doi:10.3390/ijms12074536
Received: 24 February 2011; in revised form: 1 June 2011 / Accepted: 5 July 2011 / Published: 15 July 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(5), 3381-3393; doi:10.3390/ijms12053381
Received: 27 February 2011; in revised form: 6 April 2011 / Accepted: 13 May 2011 / Published: 24 May 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(4), 2174-2186; doi:10.3390/ijms12042174
Received: 22 February 2011; in revised form: 12 March 2011 / Accepted: 15 March 2011 / Published: 29 March 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(4), 2088-2099; doi:10.3390/ijms12042088
Received: 18 February 2011; in revised form: 11 March 2011 / Accepted: 15 March 2011 / Published: 25 March 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(3), 1921-1935; doi:10.3390/ijms12031921
Received: 7 January 2011; in revised form: 21 February 2011 / Accepted: 7 March 2011 / Published: 17 March 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(3), 1836-1853; doi:10.3390/ijms12031836
Received: 3 January 2011; in revised form: 12 February 2011 / Accepted: 22 February 2011 / Published: 10 March 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 570-587; doi:10.3390/ijms12010570
Received: 26 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 4 January 2011 / Published: 18 January 2011
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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