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Effect of fat digestion on superior mesenteric artery blood flow in humans.
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PMID:  17204031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Intraluminal nutrients stimulate superior mesenteric artery (SMA) blood flow. Of the macronutrients, especially fat affects the magnitude of the SMA blood flow response to a meal. Little is known however on the influence of fat hydrolysis on SMA flow. METHODS: We compared in eight healthy volunteers the SMA flow response (Doppler ultrasonography) to continuous intraduodenal fat perfusion (LCT, 240 kCal h(-1)) during conditions with normal hydrolysis (placebo, control), increased hydrolysis (pancreatic enzyme supplementation; 50 kU lipase) and impaired hydrolysis (orlistat 240 mg). RESULTS: Intraduodenal LCT significantly (P<0.01) increased SMA flow in all experiments over basal. The SMA flow response to fat during pancreatic enzyme supplementation (1.49 +/- 0.1 l min(-1)) was significantly (P<0.05) higher compared with placebo (1.11 +/- 0.16 l min(-1)). Lipase inhibition with orlistat did not significantly affect fat stimulated SMA flow compared with placebo: 0.89 +/- 0.08 l min(-1) versus 1.11 +/- 0.16 l min(-1). CONCLUSIONS: Administration of pancreatic enzymes significantly increases fat stimulated SMA flow. Fat digest products in the intestinal lumen contribute to the regulation of SMA blood flow.
T Symersky; E J Huisman; M N J M Wasser; A A M Masclee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical physiology and functional imaging     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1475-0961     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Physiol Funct Imaging     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137604     Medline TA:  Clin Physiol Funct Imaging     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Leiden University Medical Canter, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity / drug effects,  physiology*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*,  metabolism*
Digestion / physiology*
Mesenteric Artery, Superior / drug effects,  physiology*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats

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