Sources of further information and advice

There are now some extensive independent reviews available that describe the physiological effects of RS; some of these are listed below.

• British Nutrition Foundation: Nugent A P. Health properties of resistant starch. Nutrition Bulletin 2005, 30:27-54.

• Association of Official Analytical Chemists: Journal of AOAC International, Special Guest Editor Section, Eds: B V McCleary and I L Brown, 2004, 87:682-796.

• Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation: Baghurst P A, Baghurst K I and Record S J. Dietary fibre, non-starch polysaccharides and resistant starch. A review. Supplement to Food Australia 1996, 48:S1-S36.

• Topping D L and Clifton P M. Short-chain fatty acids and human colonic function: roles of resistant starch and nonstarch polysaccharides. Physiological Reviews 2001, 81:1031-1064.

• Bird A R, Brown I L and Topping D L. Starches, resistant starches, the gut microflora and human health. Current Issues in Intestinal Microbiology 2000, 1:25-37.

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