Effect of fermentable carbohydrates on volatile fatty acids, ammonia and mineral absorption in the rat caecum.

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The effects of poorly digested carbohydrates in the small intestine on caecal digestion and absorption have been studied in the rat. Even in diets lacking these carbohydrates, there was a noticeable production of volatile fatty acids (VFA) in the caecum. Except for cellulose, the carbohydrates (bran, pectin, guar-gum, crude potato-starch, lactose, lactulose… (More)

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@article{Demign1980EffectOF, title={Effect of fermentable carbohydrates on volatile fatty acids, ammonia and mineral absorption in the rat caecum.}, author={Christian Demign{\'e} and Christian R{\'e}m{\'e}sy and Yves Rayssiguier}, journal={Reproduction, nutrition, developpement}, year={1980}, volume={20 4B}, pages={1351-9} }