The importance of dietary fibre

The importance of dietary fibre

High fibre diets are associated with lower risk of many GI and metabolic diseases, but the UK population often fall significantly below the recommended daily intake. Refresh your knowledge of the role of fibre and how you can encourage your patients to increase their fibre intake.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the evolving definition of fibre
  • Recognise the importance of the role of fibre in regulating gut function and impact on the gut microbiome
  • Understand the role of fibre in health and disease
  • Know the dietary fibre requirements and practical guidance that can be shared with patients

About our expert:

Frances Ralph is a King's College London trained Registered Dietitian and health writer who works within the NHS and private practice. Her specialist areas include gastroenterology and nutrition support. She has extensive experience in the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders, including the low FODMAP diet. She is a published academic author for research into the nutritional adequacy of the low FODMAP diet.

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The importance of dietary fibre