Daily dietary fiber intake 1999 - 2008

Range 14.8 - 15.9 g/day
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Lambourne CA. Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May112(5):642-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.01.019. p.645 right column top paragraphPubMed ID22709768
Method "The aim of [researchers'] study is to determine the level of intake of dietary fiber in a representative adult US population during the past decade, and specifically document progress toward the national goal of increasing intake to USDA/Institute of Medicine recommended levels."
Comments "The findings of [researchers'] study illustrate a lack of meaningful change in average dietary fiber intake during the past decade, and are consistent with other studies that have examined average fiber intake in the United States (17). The lack of progress in increasing daily fiber consumption closer to recommended intake is disappointing given that public health messages have been consistently disseminated through a number of different media, and national goals have been publicized by several organizations during this time (1,2,18). Further, after taking into account possible over- and underreporting (2007-2008 only), the revised number for average daily dietary fiber intake went from 15.9 g/day to 14.8 g/day, which is even further from national goals."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111260