Fibra dietaria: nuevas definiciones, propiedades funcionales y beneficios para la salud. Revisión

Fulgencio Vilcanqui-Pérez, Carlos Vílchez-Perales

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In the last ten years there have been important changes in the definition of dietary fiber under the leadership of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission. The most important was the inclusion of non-digestible carbohydrates of 3 to 9 units of degree of polymerization within the chemical definition, which was adopted in some countries and in others are in the process of evaluation such as the United States which indicates that does not exist a global consensus. Where there is a consensus is in the physiological definition of dietary fiber, considered as a group of carbohydrates resistant to the digestion by enzymes of the small intestine and fermented partially or totally in the colon, with favorable health effects. The Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), in line with the new definition of CODEX Alimentarius, established the AOAC 2009.01 and 2011.25 methods, designed to quantify soluble dietary fiber, insoluble dietary fiber and total dietary fiber. In this context, In Vitro and In Vivo research (in animals and humans) are being carried out to demonstrate the physicochemical, functional and physiological effects that are directed towards the prevention and treatment of some non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This review aims to inform the new definitions and methods of analysis, the functional and physiological properties of dietary fiber and their effects on human health.

Título traducido de la contribuciónDietary fiber: New definitions, functional properties and health benefits. Review
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)146-156
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónArchivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion
EstadoPublicada - 1 abr. 2017
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Definition
  • Dietary fiber
  • Functional properties
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physiology properties


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