Dietary fibres are important for healthy digestion and contribute to a feeling of satiety. Eating fibber appears to be associated with lowered risks of heart diseases, several types of cancer and diabetes mellitus. Wageningen University & Research, together with other knowledge institutes and companies, work on deeper knowledge of the role of carbohydrates in health and the interplay with the human intestinal microbiota. The consortium aims to develop a toolbox to substantiate health claims regarding dietary fibber.
For more information continue to this Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC) article.