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Fiber Terminology Project

A unified language is essential for scientific progress, and in the realm of fiber research, this rings especially true. Unfortunately, inconsistent terminology regarding different fiber types currently creates a significant barrier to understanding its crucial link to health outcomes. Imagine the confusion that would arise if researchers used varying terms for "apple" in dietary studies - the same applies to diverse and nuanced fiber types. This disparity impedes our ability to comprehensively grasp the impact of fiber on health, hindering meaningful research and potentially impacting public health recommendations. 


Recognizing this critical need, a beacon of hope emerges - the Fiber Terminology Working Group. This collaborative team, comprised of leading figures in fiber research, policy, analysis, and ontology development, is actively forging a path towards clarity. Their mission: to tackle the challenge of inconsistent terminology and establish a comprehensive, systematic ontology for fiber. This unified framework will be instrumental in unlocking the full potential of fiber research, paving the way for a deeper understanding of its impact on our health and well-being.

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We welcome all levels of participation. Whether you'd like to join the Fiber Terminology Working Group, access the CDNO Fiber Ontology, or just stay up-to-date, please fill out the form below, and we will be in touch

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