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6 . 2019

The role of dietary fibers in the nutrition of the population


Dietary fibers are the important components of the diet with functional properties. The importance of optimal intake of dietary fibers for saving health, gastrointestinal functions, prevention of metabolic disorders (overweight, obesity, hyperlipidemia), reducing the risk of cardiovascular and cancer diseases has been proved. The dose-dependent effect of dietary fibers, their quantitative and qualitative characteristics, as well as food sources in the structure of nutrition are discussed. Different approaches to standardization the consumption of dietary fibers, existing in the world practice, are presented.

Keywords:dietary fibers, prebiotics, cardiovascular diseases, gut microbiota, obesity, nutrition

For citation: Pyryeva E.A., Safronova A.I. The role of dietary fibers in the nutrition of the population. Voprosy pitaniia [Problems of Nutrition]. 2019; 88 (6): 5-11. doi: 10.24411/0042-8833-2019-10059 (in Russian)


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Viktor A. Tutelyan
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Scientific Director of the Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety (Moscow, Russia)

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