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Oat fibre: overview on their main biological properties
- Xu, Rui
- European food research & technology 2012 v.234 no.4 pp. 563-569
- dietary fat, disease prevention, health promotion, lipid metabolism, low density lipoprotein, myocardial ischemia, oats, risk, soluble fiber
- Oat is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed and widely accepted to contain many valuable constituents. These include especially fibre that posses important biological properties, particularly with regard to promotion of health, as well as to prevention of diseases. Reducing risk of coronary heart disease and plasma LDL cholesterol has, indeed, been associated with such oat fibre. The most important advances reported to date pertaining to biological properties of oat fibre are reviewed in this communication. The purpose of this review is to focus on available knowledge on the interactions between insoluble or soluble dietary fibre and lipid metabolism in the human body.