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Delayed gastric emptying in the obese: an assessment using the non-invasive (13)C-octanoic acid breath test.

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AIM: Much of the controversy surrounding the correlation between obesity and gastric emptying lies in the inconsistency of methodology and analysis. This study was designed to overcome some of the discrepancies encountered in previous studies and to test the hypothesis that obese individuals have altered gastric emptying compared to lean individuals. METHODS: Gastric emptying was measured using the (13)C-octanoic acid breath test in 16 lean and 16 obese women pair-matched for age. Following a...

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Journal:
Diabetes, obesity and metabolism
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
264-270
Publication date:
2004-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1463-1326
ISSN:
1462-8902
URN:
uuid:1eb8728e-d5e2-4027-a9b9-1eafde939b04
Source identifiers:
429895
Local pid:
pubs:429895

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