Is coffee a colonic stimulant?

@article{Rao1998IsCA,
  title={Is coffee a colonic stimulant?},
  author={Satish S C Rao and Kimberly D. Welcher and Bridgette Zimmerman and Phyllis J. Stumbo},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          113-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear if ingestion of coffee affects colonic function and if this effect is due to its caffeine content. We investigated the effects of coffee on colonic motor activity in healthy humans. METHODS We performed ambulatory colonic manometry by placing a six-sensor solid-state probe up to the mid-transverse colon in 12 healthy subjects. The following day, over a 10 h period, subjects received four stimuli: 240 ml of three drinks at 45 degrees C in random order: black Colombian… CONTINUE READING

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