Fiber intake and resulting health benefits

Rebekah Schulz, Joanne Slavin

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Dietary fiber is an essential component of a healthy diet with many health benefits across age groups. While quantifications and definitions for dietary fiber vary globally, a general consensus for overall intake in specific age groups exists. However, overall dietary fiber intake typically meets only half of these requirements, and as a result, solutions to overcome barriers of low-fiber diets are needed to confer beneficial health outcomes. As plant-based diets are being recommended for both planetary and human health, overall fiber intake and therefore human health will also benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-4, Fourth Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323908160
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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  • Constipation
  • CVD
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dietary fiber
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Gut microbiome
  • Plant-based diets


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