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Nutrients, Volume 10, Issue 3 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Dietary fibers are indigestible food compounds widely recognized to be beneficial for metabolic [...] Read more. Dietary fibers are indigestible food compounds widely recognized to be beneficial for metabolic health. One of the underlying mechanisms may be the influence of dietary fiber intake on the transit of food through the gastrointestinal tract. Gastric emptying, small intestinal transit and colonic transit can be modulated depending on physio-chemical properties of dietary fibers. Gastrointestinal transit influences several important pathways involved in energy metabolism and glucose homeostasis. These include postprandial nutrient absorption and glucose homeostasis, satiety hormone release, and gut microbiota composition and activity. View this paper