Dietary Fiber

Researchers say stable isotope technology could be one possible – albeit costly – way of filling in in vivo knowledge gaps for prebiotics. © iStock.com / Ben-Schonewille

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study.

Japanese researchers tip dietary fibre made from guar beans for satiety.

Could guar gum help satiety?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Guar gum could hold potential for both short and long term control of appetite, say Japanese researchers.

EFSA: “Chicory inulin contributes to maintenance of normal defecation by increasing stool frequency.” Picture credit: South Park

EFSA health claim opinion

Prebiotic inulin wins EFSA bowel health claim

By Shane STARLING

European prebiotic giant Beneo is celebrating today after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) backed inulin to better bowel function.

Fiber fortification potential is vast hitting on a spectrum of health and trends

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber-rich bakery: What does the science say?

By Nathan Gray

In this special edition article BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look at some of the key suggested benefits of fiber, and how manufacturers can utilize it to benefit consumers.

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