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The role of dietary fibre in the human colon

The role of dietary fibre in the human colon

Canadian Medical Association Journal 123(11): 1109-1114

Three theories of the mode of action of fibre are discussed; they relate to the water-holding capacity of fibre, the production of short-chain fatty acids from fibre in the colon and the changes produced by fibre in the colonic microflora.

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