Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease

  • George V. Vahouny
  • David Kritchevsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 1-7
  3. M. A. Eastwood, J. D. Baird, W. G. Brydon, J. H. Smith, S. Helliwell, J. L. Pritchard
    Pages 23-33
  4. D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 45-52
  5. Barbara Olds Schneeman
    Pages 73-83
  6. John G. Reinhold, M. Pedro, L. García, Luis Arias-Amado, Pedro Garzón
    Pages 117-132
  7. David Kritchevsky
    Pages 133-137
  8. R. Ali, H. Staub, G. A. Leveille, P. C. Boyle
    Pages 139-149
  9. James W. Anderson
    Pages 151-167
  10. Margaret J. Albrink, Irma H. Ullrich
    Pages 169-181
  11. David Kritchevsky
    Pages 187-192
  12. Jon A. Story, James N. Thomas
    Pages 193-201
  13. George V. Vahouny
    Pages 203-227
  14. Jon A. Story, Michael J. Kelley
    Pages 229-236
  15. Gene A. Spiller
    Pages 237-238
  16. Marie M. Cassidy, Fred G. Lightfoot, George V. Vahouny
    Pages 239-264
  17. Bandaru S. Reddy
    Pages 265-285
  18. M. J. Hill
    Pages 299-312
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 327-330

About this book


Dietary fiber is a topic that has burgeoned from an esoteric interest of a few research laboratories to a subject of international interest. This growth has been helped by the intense public interest in the potential benefits of adding fiber to the diet. The general popularity of fiber may have been helped by the perception that, for once, medicine was saying "do" instead of "don't. " There has been a proliferation of excellent scientific books on dietary fiber. Why another? The Spring Symposium on Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease was an outgrowth of our belief that informal discussion among peers-a discussion in which fact is freely interlaced with speculation-was the most effective way to organize our knowledge and direct our thinking. The normal growth progression of a discipline inc1udes its branching into many areas. Soon the expertise, which was once general, is broken into many specialties. Intercommunication becoIlles increasingly difficult. It was our intent to provide a forum that would expose its participants to developments in areas related to their research interest. Free exchange under these conditions could not help but broaden everyone's knowl­ edge and expand his horizons. We feel that this symposium was singularly successful in achieving its goals. It resulted in a free and friendly exchange of knowledge and ideas. It helped to establish seeds for future collaborations based on mutual interest and friendship. The proceedings of this conference will serve as yet another basic resource in the fiber field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George V. Vahouny
    • 1
  • David Kritchevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine and Health SciencesThe George Washington University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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