Joint FAO/WHO Scientific Update on Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition

Guest Editors:
Chizuru Nishida, Frank Martinez Nocito and
Jim Mann

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Volume 61, Issue S1 (December 2007)



FAO/WHO Scientific Update on carbohydrates in human nutrition: introduction FREE

C Nishida and F Martinez Nocito

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S1-S4; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602935



Carbohydrate terminology and classification FREE

J H Cummings and A M Stephen

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S5-S18; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602936

Nutritional characterization and measurement of dietary carbohydrates FREE

K N Englyst, S Liu and H N Englyst

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S19-S39; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602937

Physiological aspects of energy metabolism and gastrointestinal effects of carbohydrates FREE

M Elia and J H Cummings

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S40-S74; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602938

Carbohydrate intake and obesity FREE

R M van Dam and J C Seidell

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S75-S99; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602939

Dietary carbohydrate: relationship to cardiovascular disease and disorders of carbohydrate metabolism FREE

J Mann

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S100-S111; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602940

Carbohydrates and cancer: an overview of the epidemiological evidence FREE

T J Key and E A Spencer

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S112-S121; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602941

Glycemic index and glycemic load: measurement issues and their effect on diet–disease relationships FREE

B J Venn and T J Green

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S122-S131; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602942



FAO/WHO Scientific Update on carbohydrates in human nutrition: conclusions FREE

J Mann, J H Cummings, H N Englyst, T Key, S Liu, G Riccardi, C Summerbell, R Uauy, R M van Dam, B Venn, H H Vorster and M Wiseman

Eur J Clin Nutr 61: S132-S137; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602943