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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Neurofibromatosis Disease Schwannomatosis NF1, NF2 AND CREATED BY NF1 and NF2 Occurs on chromosome 22 NF2 NF1 Occurs on chromosome 17 Anderson, J., Baird, P., Davis, R., Ferreri, S., Knudtson, M., Koraym, A., Waters, V, & Williams, C. (2009). Health benefits of dietary fiber. Nutrition Reviews, 67(4): 188-205. It is estimated that about 120,000 people worldwide are affected with this disease Of these 19 people, 75% think they are getting enough fiber in their diet WHAT IS NEUROFIBROMATOSIS? HEALTH BENEFITS Reduces blood pressure and inflammation Normalizes bowel movements Find your fiber from sources such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts! Stay full for a a greater amount of time Fewer calories for the same volume of food Lowers "bad" cholesterol levels Total Fiber per Serving (grams) K. Bowers C. Loar C. Sheehan Dietetic Interns Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Eastern Illinois University REFERENCES The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends 25-38 grams of fiber daily for adults 12.3 g 11.1 g 6.6 g SOURCES OF FIBER 4.3 g 0.8 g 7.9 g 1/2 cup wheat bran 2.0 g 2.9 g 1/2 cup white rice 1/2 cup Fiber One Cereal 3 cups popcorn 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 tablespoons flaxseeds Controls blood sugar levels 1/2 large pear 1/2 cup kidney beans Slavin, J. (2008). Position of the american dietetic assocation: health implications of dietary fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108: 1716-1731. Harvard University Health Services (2004). Fiber content of foods in common portions. Retrieved from
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