Extra-abdominal pressure alters food intake, intragastric pressure, and gastric emptying rate.


Compression of the animal stomach gives rise to vagal discharges that could signal satiety. To test a noninvasive method of inducing compression of the human stomach, we first employed extra-abdominal pressure levels of 0, 10, and 20 Torr, counterbalanced for sequence, in six lean and obese subjects. A large blood pressure cuff was wrapped around the… (More)


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