Special Issue "Dietary Fibre: New Insights on Biochemistry and Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018)
Prof. Philip J. Harris
When the term dietary fibre was first coined, over sixty years ago, it referred only to the plant cell walls in the diet. Since then, the definition of dietary fibre has changed considerably and the term now encompasses a wide range of different components, including resistant starches and non-digestible oligosaccharides. This has presented substantial challenges in devising methods for determining the dietary fibre content of foods. However, it also vitally important to recognize that the term dietary fibre is applied to such a wide range of components, with quite diverse properties, when the effects of dietary fibre on human health are considered, in both cohort and dietary intervention studies. Different types of dietary fibres may produce quite different effects on health. This Special Issue will highlight the relationship between the biochemistry of dietary fibre and its health benefits and contributions on any aspect are welcome.
This Special Issue is cooperating with the 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2018 - DF18 (http://www.dietaryfibre.org/en/). All attendees at this conference can submit a manuscript for publication with a special discount. Papers will be published continuously online (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Professor Dr. Philip James Harris
Dr. Jan Willem van der Kamp
Manuscript Submission Information
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- analytical methods
- colorectal cancer
- non-digestible oligosaccharides
- phenolic components
- plant cell walls
- resistant starches
- short chain fatty acids