Dietary fibre research taking a new turn
Senior CSIRO nutritionist, Dr David Topping explains how the type of fibre we eat can improve our health. (5:36)
30 September 2007 | Updated 4 February 2013
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On 30 September 2007, Senior CSIRO nutritionist, Dr David Topping, told the New Fiber Story conference in Philadelphia that while it is no secret we need more fibre in our diet, it is the types of fibre we eat that can really improve our health.
Dr Topping told the Conference that foods high in resistant starch (RS) – a type of dietary fibre – are attracting the attention of leading researches and health professionals.
RS is that fraction of ingested starch that is undigested in the small intestine and enters the large bowel where it ferments slowly to promote bowel health by fuelling the growth of normal, healthy cells in the colon.
In this podcast, Dr Topping reveals where the research is heading.
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