The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) agreed a position statement on dietary fibre and health that will be used to inform the UK position in European negotiations on the definition of fibre.
SACN have set up a Working Group to consider the effect of carbohydrates on health. The evidence cited in this statement and any additional evidence relating to fibre that is subsequently identified during the review process will inform the Committee’s report and may lead to this statement being reviewed in due course.
The SACN Narrative Synthesis of Dietary Fibre Components was a background paper for this statement.
Return to the SACN home page for more information on the Committee.