Bimodal distribution of fasting gastric acidity in a rural African population.

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SETTING The people of Transkei eat a diet high in linoleic acid, the principal fatty acid in maize. The theory has been put forward that a diet high in linoleic acid and low in fat and riboflavin, such as the traditional diet in Transkei, results in overproduction of prostaglandin E2 in the gastric mucosa, and that this overproduction in turn causes a… (More)

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@article{Sammon2003BimodalDO, title={Bimodal distribution of fasting gastric acidity in a rural African population.}, author={Alistair Sammon and M Mguni and L Mapele and Kofoworola Olajire Awotedu and Jehu Erapu Iputo}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={2003}, volume={93 10}, pages={786-8} }