Reply to “Stribling & Ibrahim 2023: commentary to the editor

Ibrahim, Fandi and Stribling, Philippa (2024) Reply to “Stribling & Ibrahim 2023: commentary to the editor. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 63. pp. 186-188. ISSN 2405-4577

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In response to “Stribling & Ibrahim 2023: Commentary to the Editor”, we wish to thank all authors for their interest in our work. The sole motive behind our narrative review, after learning the lesson from the trans-fat history and its impact on the science and food industry, is to prevent harm before it is too late. We agree with the authors regarding the importance of a worldwide unified definition of dietary fibre, but this should not have potential to worsen symptoms of those with functional bowel disorders nor cause more confusion among the public regarding the health benefits of dietary fibre. Thus, we aim to address the authors’ views and concerns, and to provide future recommendations, which will be summarised below. The following abbreviations will be used: FBDs, functional bowel disorders; DF, dietary fibre; LMW DF, low molecular weight dietary fibre; HMW DF, high molecular weight dietary fibre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dietary fibre, prebiotics, IBS, flatulence, oligosaccharides, Inulin
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > School of Allied Health Sciences
Depositing User: Fandi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2024 10:46
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2024 10:46

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