Gastric emptying, glucose metabolism and gut hormones: evaluation of a common preoperative carbohydrate beverage

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Mechteld A R Vermeulen, Milan C Richir, Martijn K Garretsen, Annelies van Schie, Mohammed A Ghatei, Jens Juul Holst, Annemieke C Heijboer, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Michaela Diamant, E Marelise W Eekhoff, Paul A M van Leeuwen, Gerdien C Ligthart-Melis

To study the gastric-emptying rate and gut hormonal response of two carbohydrate-rich beverages. A specifically designed carbohydrate-rich beverage is currently used to support the surgical patient metabolically. Fruit-based beverages may also promote recovery, due to natural antioxidant and carbohydrate content. However, gastric emptying of fluids is influenced by its nutrient composition; hence, safety of preoperative carbohydrate loading should be confirmed. Because gut hormones link carbohydrate metabolism and gastric emptying, hormonal responses were studied.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)897-903
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Research areas

  • Adult, Beverages, Blood Glucose, C-Peptide, Carbohydrates, Citrus, Cross-Over Studies, Dietary Carbohydrates, Female, Fruit, Gastric Emptying, Gastrointestinal Contents, Gastrointestinal Hormones, Glucagon, Glucagon-Like Peptide 1, Humans, Insulin, Male, Middle Aged, Polysaccharides, Preoperative Care

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