Fiber


Article Outline
  1. 1. Healing Properties
    1. 1.1. Antiinflammatory
    2. 1.2. Microbiome Modulation
    3. 1.3. Immunomodulator
  2. 2. Disease / Symptom Treatment
    1. 2.1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: (COPD)

Dietary Fiber are substances of [plant] origin present in foods that are not metabolized in the large digestive tract and increase volume of the intestinal content. Chemically, dietary fiber means carbohydrate polymers with a degree of polymerization not lower than 3, which are neither digested nor absorbed in the small intestine. Examples include fruit, barley, oats, lignin, cellulose, pectin, etc. Generous intake of these fibers by diet is associated with a low risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, colon cancer and gastrointestinal disorders."[1]

Healing Properties

Antiinflammatory

Short chain fatty acids (SCFA) are a postbiotic fermentation product of non-digestible dietary fiber by microbiota in the intestine which have anti-inflammatory properties[^2]

Microbiome Modulation

Immunomodulator

Short chain fatty acids (SCFA) are a postbiotic fermentation product of non-digestible dietary fiber by microbiota in the intestine which have immune modulatory properties[^2]

Butyrate (butyric-acid) is produced in the colon through microbial fermentation of dietary fiber.

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: (COPD)

Dietary fiber found to protect against COPD.[1:1]


  1. Study Type: Press Release
    Title: Australian research uncovers link between dietary fiber and lung disease: Dietary fiber found to protect against COPD
    Author(s): Marea Martlew
    Institution(s): UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
    Publication: EurekAlert!
    Date: 4-APR-2019
    Link: Source
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