This newest addition to the Nutrition and Health series is a comprehensive, yet portable, guide to the use of dietary fiber for the management of health and disease. Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease covers all sources of dietary fiber with a focus on preventing and managing chronic diseases. Each chapter contains a careful analysis with many figures and tables of the most recent human dietary fiber studies and includes specific recommendations on the fiber types and intake levels required to prevent and manage chronic disease and improve health. Additionally, physicians, dietitians, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, food industry scientists, academic researchers and educators, naturopathic doctors, and other health professionals will be drawn to the practical, ready-to-use information and coverage of subjects such as fiber in gastrointestinal health and disease, fiber in cancer prevention, fiber in Type 2 Diabetes, and fiber in body weight and composition. Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease will be of interest to physicians and other healthcare professionals in many different specialties, including general practitioners, oncologists, endocrinologists, and other practitioners looking to implement dietary advice as part of the patient treatment plan.
Mark L Dreher, PhD is President and Chief Science Officer of Nutrition Science Solutions, LLC. He received his education in biochemistry and agricultural biochemistry and nutrition at UCLA and The University of Arizona. Dr. Dreher started his career as a research scientist in medical food product development at McGaw Laboratories in Irvine, California. Later, he served as Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition at North Dakota State University leading research on sunflower seeds, dry edible beans and emerging grains. During his subsequent 30+ year career in the food, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, he held key roles in over 150 new healthy product development projects and food-based clinical research trials. He has authored or co-authored over 50 research journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Dreher has authored or co-authored two handbooks on dietary fiber and one book on complex carbohydrates. He served as the chair of the International Life Science Institute -North American Food, Nutrition and Safety and Carbohydrate Committees and vice chair of the Functional Foods for Health Committee. Dr. Dreher was a member of the 1997 Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Carbohydrate and Human Nutrition. He was a Fellow in the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy and Resources Leadership Program for the Future in Washington DC. Dr. Dreher is involved in the American Society for Nutrition, American Heart Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Institute of Food Technology. Dr. Dreher is actively engaged in projects and research related to the role of healthy diets, whole foods, and phytochemicals in health, chronic disease prevention and optimal aging.
Introduction to Dietary Fiber.- Overview of the Health Benefits of Adequate Fiber Intake.- Fiber-Rich Diets and Dietary Supplement in Colonic Microbiota Health.- Connection Between Fiber, Colonic Microbiota and Health Across the Human Lifecycle.- Fiber and Aging.- Fiber and Dietary Patterns in Weight Regulation.- Whole Plant Foods in Weight Regulation.- Fiber in Laxation and Constipation.- Fiber and Low FODMAP Diets Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.- Fiber and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.- Fiber and Other Modifiable Risk Factors in Diverticular Disease.- Fiber and Coronary Heart Disease.- Fiber and Hypertension.- Fiber Rich-Diets in Chronic Kidney Disease.- Fiber and Stroke Risk.- Fiber in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management.
"This will serve as a useful, complete tool for dietitians, physicians, nurses, food industry professionals, and public health providers considering diet as a tool to treat disease. Nutrition students and medical students also will find it a useful resource, particularly as they look to augment their lifestyle training. ... The quality of this book is outstanding and it truly is in a class by itself due to the extensive research it presents in each chapter." (Bethany Doerfler, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)