Special Issue "Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2011)
Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 321 8236
Interests: polysaccharide utilisation, glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function
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
- dietary fibre
- functional foods
- glyceamic response
- cancer (or carbohydrates)
Article: Chitosan Interaction with Iron from Yoghurt Using an In Vitro Digestive Model: Comparative Study with Plant Dietary Fibers
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| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (335 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Variations in Content and Extractability of Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var durum) Arabinoxylans Associated with Genetic and Environmental Factors
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| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (430 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: How Does the Preparation of Rye Porridge Affect Molecular Weight Distribution of Extractable Dietary Fibers?
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| Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (238 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Fiber Concentrate from Orange (Citrus sinensis L.) Bagase: Characterization and Application as Bakery Product Ingredient
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| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (200 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effects of New Dietary Fiber from Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) on Gut Function and Intestinal Microflora in Adult Mice
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| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (291 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Detecting Molecular Features of Spectra Mainly Associated with Structural and Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Co-Products from BioEthanol Production Using DRIFT with Uni- and Multivariate Molecular Spectral Analyses
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| Cited by 11 | PDF Full-text (562 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Dietary Sources of Fiber Intake and Its Association with Socio-Economic Factors among Flemish Preschool Children
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| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (320 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Immunomodulatory Activity of Dietary Fiber: Arabinoxylan and Mixed-Linked Beta-Glucan Isolated from Barley Show Modest Activities in Vitro
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| Cited by 8 | PDF Full-text (550 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
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