fat absorption


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fat absorption

The taking up of glycerols and fatty acids, suspended in bile salts, into the villi of the small intestine.
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Studies based on these recommendations are needed to establish evidence-based PERT dosing practices and to ascertain if fat absorption can be improved to near normal levels (0 to 7% faecal fat excretion) in the majority of individuals with CF.
The agent significantly improved the difference of fat absorption ratio calculated from fat intake and discharged fat in stool before and after administration in its double blind placebo controlled clinical study in patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency due to chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy conducted in Japan.
The weightloss medication orlistat (Xenical), which blocks intestinal fat absorption, has also decreased volunteers' liver fat in pilot trials.
It has, so far, only been licensed by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA and it is said to act by reducing appetite and fat absorption, thereby promoting weight loss.
If chitosan does block fat absorption, it blocks oil-soluble vitamins A and E as well.
Doctors have found only limited success with two drugs now on the market, one that is an appetite suppressant and another that limits the body's fat absorption.
Pills that claim to curb the appetite, block fat absorption or speed up the metabolism are widely available in pharmacies, health food shops and via the Internet.
The finished product gives a doughnut that is short eating with a mild vanilla flavouring, and it is low on fat absorption.
The daily recommended dose of 120 mg appears to block the maximum amount of fat absorption.