Guido MA Van Rosendaal

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Disaccharides do not cross intact gastrointestinal mucosa to any appreciable extent unless there is damage to the epithelium. Furthermore, since sucrose is rapidly broken down in the small intestine, the absorption of intact sucrose implies damage to proximal epithelium. We have reported that measurement of sucrose permeability detects gastric damage in(More)
BACKGROUND Reports of the use of psyllium, largely in hypercholesterolemic men, have suggested that it lowers serum cholesterol as a result of the binding of bile acids in the intestinal lumen. Widespread advertisements have claimed an association between the use of soluble fibre from psyllium seed husk and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Given(More)
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