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CODEX-aligned dietary fiber definitions help to bridge the ‘fiber gap’

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, April 2014
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Title
CODEX-aligned dietary fiber definitions help to bridge the ‘fiber gap’
Published in
Nutrition Journal, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-13-34
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Authors

Julie Miller Jones

Abstract

A comprehensive dietary fiber (DF) definition was adopted by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) (1) to reflect the current state of knowledge about DF, (2) to recognize that all substances that behave like fiber regardless of how they are produced can be named as DF if they show physiological benefits, and (3) to promote international harmonization for food labeling and food composition tables. This review gives the history and evolution of the state of DF knowledge as looked at by refinements in DF methods and definitions subsequent to the launch of the DF hypothesis. The refinements parallel both interventional and epidemiological research leading to better understanding of the role of DF in contributing to the numerous physiological benefits imparted by all the various digestion resistant carbohydrates. A comparison of the CODEX definition (including its footnote that authorizes the inclusion of polymers with DP 3-9) and approved CODEX Type 1 methods with other existing definitions and methods will point out differences and emphasize the importance of adoption of CODEX-aligned definitions by all jurisdictions. Such harmonization enables comparison of nutrition research, recommendations, food composition tables and nutrition labels the world over. A case will be made that fibers are analogous to vitamins, in that they vary in structure, function and amount needed, but each when present in the right amount contributes to optimal health. Since the intake of DF is significantly below recommended levels throughout the world, the recognition that 'all fibers fit' is an important strategy in bridging the 'fiber gap' by enfranchising and encouraging greater intake of foods with inherent and added DF. Fortifying foods with added DF makes it easier to increase intakes while maintaining calories at recommended levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 353 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 76 21%
Student > Bachelor 50 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 14%
Researcher 41 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 7%
Other 58 16%
Unknown 60 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 108 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 38 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 8%
Chemistry 23 6%
Other 58 16%
Unknown 69 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2021.
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