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COST 92 Metabolic and Physiological Effects of Dietary Fibre was set up in 1990 and today, at its conclusion, there are 15 member countries represented on its Management Committee. COST 92 has sponsored a series of 7 Workshops and Symposia focusing on various aspects of dietary fibre research, and funded inter-laboratory visits. Arising from these activities are 7 publications of which this present volume is the last. The dietary fibre concept has been a revolutionary one stimulating much research over the past 25 years. Fermentation of dietary fibre alongside that of the more recently discovered resistant starch and oligosaccharides, is the major event controlling large bowel function and has identified the colon as a digestive organ in humans. Arising from fermentation are a whole range of products which affect bowel habit, water and electrolyte absorption in the colon, epithelial cell growth and differentiation, steroid metabolism and there are possible effects on distant organs such as liver, breast and muscle. This volume represents the collective reports of papers and posters at the meeting.

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Authors: MÄLKKI Y, Lyökkiniemi 24, Espoo (FI);CUMMINGS J H, Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge (GB);MALKKI Y, Lyokkiniemi 24, Espoo (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 406pp., ECU 45.00
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6931-3
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