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Effect of calcium carbonate and aluminum hydroxide on human intestinal function.

Abstract:

The effect of calcium carbonate (6 g daily) and of aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel, 7.2 g daily) on human gastrointestinal function was examined because these popular antacids have a documented effect on fecal fat, an undocumented association with constipation, and a putative ability to ameliorate cocarcinogenic effects of bile acids and fatty acids on colonic mucosa. Intake-output studies were conducted over periods of three weeks during which time dietary intake was controlled (20 g fiber dail...

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10.1007/bf01536023

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Sillery, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Journal:
Digestive diseases and sciences
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
409-413
Publication date:
1988-04-05
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EISSN:
1573-2568
ISSN:
0163-2116
URN:
uuid:3a762e60-ab6e-46bd-aa30-7af3dbb0ecdd
Source identifiers:
181446
Local pid:
pubs:181446

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