Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is a collection of carbohydrates that cannot be digested in the human intestinal tract, and as such they proceed to the colon; they have mechanical properties (gel forming), probiotic effects, and may serve as a substrate for the production of short chain fatty acids.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.

for updates

Things To Know

Also Known As

Fiber, bulk forming agent

Do Not Confuse With

Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)

Scientific Support & Reference Citations

References

  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

(Common misspellings for Dietary Fiber include fibre)

(Editors who contributed to this page include brmyers, )