carbohydrate absorption


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carbohydrate absorption

The taking up of the monosaccharides by the brush border of the small intestine.
See also: absorption
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Hence, [alpha]-glucosidase inhibitors can prolong the processes along the entire intestine, lengthen the duration of carbohydrate absorption, reduce the postprandial plasma glucose levels and suppress postprandial hyperglycemia (Gao et al.
Published clinical trials conducted at the University of Minnesota Veterans Affairs Hospital showed that a particular mulberry leaf extract stabilized blood glucose levels and inhibited carbohydrate absorption in type 2 diabetic patients by reducing the body's absorption of sugars and other carbohydrates.
Evidence suggests that diabetes risk can be lowered by consuming dietary fibers that slow carbohydrate absorption, including glucomannan, a traditional Japanese food isolated from the konjac root (related to yams); and psyllium, the laxative Metamucil's active ingredient.
The drug, which works by delaying carbohydrate absorption when taken before meals, would be expected to lower postprandial glucose levels but probably does not affect fasting glucose, Dr.
NFI Dietary Supplements cover both bases with their product assortment, which includes Metaboloss, a fat burner, along with Block & Bind, which blocks both fat and carbohydrate absorption.
Carbohydrate absorption efficiency increased in both species from approximately 20% to 60% as temperature increased from 8 to 32 C.

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