Practical Aspects of Implementing Increased Dietary Fiber Intake

Martin H. Floch, Melinda D. Maryniuk, Carol Bryant, Marion J. Franz, Janet Tietyen‐Clark, Rona B. Marotta, Thomas Wolever, Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, Alexandra L. Jenkins

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Two hundred twenty dietitians participated in a workshop conference on Health Implications of Dietary Fiber. They were given lectures to increase their knowledge base, and then in group sessions answered questions and wrote concensus opinions. The results are the content of this paper. The topics covered and responses are reported in lour categories, 1) diabetes and obesity, 2) hyperlipidemia, hypertension and coronary heart disease. 3) gut function and gastrointestinal disease, and 4) cancer. Specific recommendation for implementing high fiber diets are made in each category. However, the dietitians expressed caution on accepting all of the conclusions expressed in the literature on the value of fiber and believed much education and instruction is needed in order to increase dietary fiber intake

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)936-939
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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