Decreased absorption of ingested unconjugated chenodeoxycholic acid in patients with Crohn's disease.


The intestinal absorption of unconjugated chenodeoxycholic acid (CDA) was studied in 27 healthy individuals and 28 patients with Crohn's disease who had undergone ileal resection. After they had taken 1 g CDA orally serum levels of bile acids were significantly lower in the patients than in the healthy individuals; the difference was apparent already 30 min… (More)


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