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In dogs with a direct pancreatic fistula, a duodenal cannula and a catheter in a saphenous vein, plasma secretin levels, changes in the flow, bicarbonate and chloride concentrations of the exocrine pancreatic secretion as well as in the pH of intraduodenal content have been studied 12 hours after the ingestion of a standard diet. Under these conditions the(More)
Introduction. Berries contain high amounts of dietary fibre and flavonoids and have been associated with improved metabolic health. The mechanisms are not clear but the formation of SCFAs, especially propionic and butyric acids, could be important. The potent antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of flavonoids could also be a factor, but little is known(More)
Objective. The aim of the study was to screen eight species of berries for their ability to prevent obesity and metabolic abnormalities associated with type 2 diabetes. Methods. C57BL/6J mice were assigned the following diets for 13 weeks: low-fat diet, high-fat diet or high-fat diet supplemented (20%) with lingonberry, blackcurrant, bilberry, raspberry,(More)
Dietary fiber and flavonoids, important components in berries, are suggested to improve metabolic health. This study investigates whether soluble and insoluble fractions isolated from bilberry, black currant, and raspberry affect the formation of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), uptake and excretion of flavonoids, and levels of cholesterol differently.(More)
Keywords: Ant colony Two-pheromone matrices Multi-objective optimization Dispersed laminates Strength constraints Biaxial loading a b s t r a c t The objective of the present study is to find out the effect of using non-conventional fiber orientations (orientations not limited to 0°, ±45° and 90°) to improve the composite material response. The Ant Colony(More)
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