Effects of parenteral nutrients on gastrointestinal motility and secretion.

BACKGROUND The stimulation of gastrointestinal motility and secretion during nutrient digestion is generally divided into a cephalic, gastric and intestinal phase. Little is known about the effects of macronutrients on gastrointestinal function during the postabsorptive or circulatory phase of digestion. METHODS Review of studies investigating the effects… (More)