Resources for Health Professionals

As a health professional, you are an important link in the chain of information and resources that your patients and clients need to get and stay healthy. Staying informed can assist with your recommendation process, especially when it comes to incorporating fiber into your patient’s diet. has created downloadable brochures explaining the benefits of fiber, as well as common food sources. These resources explain the benefits of dietary fiber, including relief from constipation, improved digestive tract, lower blood cholesterol levels, and a stronger immune system.

Take advantage of our library of fiber-related articles, presentations, educational brochures, study abstracts and more all in one place. Stay informed on the latest research and news regarding healthy dietary and caloric intake, as well as the links between fiber and cardiovascular health and the reduced risk of digestive system-related cancers, such as pancreatic and colon cancer.

In addition, references and research from global health organizations and regulatory authorities regarding the importance of incorporating dietary fibers into a patient’s nutrition plan are included below. Information on filling the fiber gap, the glycemic index and the recommended daily intake for fiber is also provided. Browse these resources to help educate yourself on the latest research related to fiber.


The Calorie Control Council is dedicated to providing accurate and timely information based on scientific studies that health professionals may reference in their fiber research.

Downloadable Educational Brochures

Download one of our educational brochures today for a direct resource on the daily health benefits of fiber.

Study Abstracts

Access our library of fiber-focused case studies.


Codex final definition of dietary fibre: issues of implementation


The definition of dietary fiber – discussions at the Ninth Vahouny Fiber Symposium: building scientific agreement


An integrated procedure for the measurement of total dietary fibre (including resistant starch), non-digestible oligosaccharides and available carbohydrates

ILSI Documents

Learn more about the European branch of the International Life Science Institute’s (ILSI) work surrounding fiber and the body’s glycemic reaction.

ILSI Europe Glycemic Monograph

Carbohydrates typically provide the major energy contribution to our diet. The consumption of carbohydrates leads to rises in blood sugar or blood glucose and the nature of this rise in blood sugar, known as the glycemic response, has important implications for all of us. Reducing the size and duration of rises in blood glucose after meals is particularly important for people with diabetes and may also be of benefit to the general population. The European Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI Europe) has studied various aspects of the science behind glycemic response and health, seeking to contribute a balanced perspective on the subject. ILSI Europe has published an overview of the current status of our knowledge on ‘Food, Glycaemic Response and Health.’