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Factors determining the dietary fate of starch and the origin of starch reaction in the colon in the UK diet. - AN0103

It is proposed to determine the physical form, amount and food origin of starch reaching the colon in the UK diet and to examine the effect of other constituents on this material. To examine in collaboration with clincial nutritionists physiological responses to the ingestion of this material, particularly in relation to colonic function and health, so that more useful information and advice can be given to consumers concerning dietary intake of polysaccharides.
1. To determine the physical and chemical determinants of the dietary fate of starch in man. 2. To assess the amounts of starch in foods, common to the UK diet, which are digested and absorbed in the small intestine, are fermented in the large intestine or excreted. 3. Use information obtained to assess and interpret clincial and nutritional studies on ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1991

To: 1994

Cost: £633,256
Contractor / Funded Organisations
IFR - Institute of Food Research (BBSRC)