New Dietary Fiber Book Focuses on Health and Energy Value

St. Paul, MN (August 31, 2009)—Dietary Fiber: An International Perspective for Harmonization of Health Benefits and Energy Values contains the proceedings of the Symposium on Dietary Fiber-With Emphasis on Energy Value. It focuses on four areas of emphasis: definitions of dietary fiber and current methods of analysis, reviews on the energy values of dietary fiber, physiological effects of dietary fiber, and dietary fiber as a food ingredient. Dietary Fiber: An International Perspective for Harmonization of Health Benefits and Energy Values will help bring clarity and resolution to the current international discussion of issues regarding the reconsideration and verification of the concept of “dietary fiber” and the establishment of its definition.

This book may be purchased for $159 plus shipping (USD) from AACC International PRESS. To order, go to the AACC International PRESS online store at and click “books” or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 U.S.A. and Canada or +1.651.454.7250 elsewhere.

Dietary Fiber: An International Perspective for Harmonization of Health Benefits and Energy Values includes the following sections: Section 1: Definitions, Analytical Methods, and Energy Value of Dietary Fiber - Definitions and Analysis of Dietary Fiber—Especially in Europe; Current Status of the Definition of Dietary Fiber in the United States and the Science Behind the Recommendation for Fiber; Today’s Circumstances and Problems of Dietary Fiber in Japan—Definition, Analytical Methods and Energy Value; Dietary Fiber and Available Carbohydrates; Section 2: Estimation of Energy Value for Dietary Fiber - INFOODS, FAO and CODEX: Positions on the Energy Value of Dietary Fiber; Energy Concept of Dietary Fiber; Scientific and Methodological Considerations About Assessment of Dietary Fiber Energy Value; Methods for Estimation of Energy Content of Dietary Fiber—Advantages and Disadvantages; In Vitro and In Vivo Utilization of Glucose-Based Oligosaccharides; Estimation of Metabolizable Energy of Resistant Maltodextrin by Indirect Calorimetry in Healthy Human Subjects and Experimental Animals; Section 3: Physiological Effects of Dietary Fiber - Glycemic Index, Dietary Fiber, and Human Health: An Historical Perspective; What is Resistant Maltodextrin? Process, Structure, and Properties; The Physiological Functions of Resistant Maltodextrin: A Short Review; Non-digestible Carbohydrates, Obesity, and Plasma Lipids; Effects of Dietary Fiber on Human Obesity; and Section 4: Dietary Fiber as a Food Ingredient - Resistant Maltodextrin: Its Safety and Use in Foods.

2008; 6" x 9" hardcover; 232 pages; 37 black and white figures; ISBN 978-1-891127-60-1; (2 pounds); Item No. 27601; $159

NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Ashley Armstrong. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.

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