Influence of diet complexity on intestinal adaptation following massive small bowel resection in a preclinical model.

@article{Bines2002InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of diet complexity on intestinal adaptation following massive small bowel resection in a preclinical model.},
  author={Julie E Bines and R. G. Taylor and Frances A. Justice and Monique Christina Johanna Paris and Magdy Sourial and Eva S Nagy and Sarah Emselle and Anthony Catto-Smith and Peter J. Fuller},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1170-9}
}
AIMS To investigate the effect of dietary complexity on intestinal adaptation using a preclinical model. METHODS Four-week-old piglets underwent a 75% proximal small bowel resection or transection operation (control). Post-operatively, animals received either pig chow (n = 15), polymeric formula (n = 9), polymeric formula plus fiber (n = 6), or elemental formula (n = 7). RESULTS The weight gain of all groups was reduced compared with controls that were fed the same diet. Animals that had a… CONTINUE READING