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(dī-jĕs′tə-bəl, dĭ-)
Readily or easily digested: digestible meals.

di·gest′i·bil′i·ty n.
di·gest′i·bly adv.


capable of being digested.


having the quality of being able to be digested.

digestible energy
the proportion of the potential energy in a feed which is in fact digested.
digestible protein
see digestible protein.
total digestible nutrients

Patient discussion about digestible

Q. My aunt suffered from digestive disorder a few months back. My aunt suffered from digestive disorder a few months back. First we were told that this symptom reveal that she is suffering from fibromyalgia. Later another doctor diagnosed her and said that she is not affected by fibromyalgia. So we like to know actually what is fibromyalgia sometimes mistaken for?

A. I have received similar questions from many of my friends so you are not the first person to have such question, so don’t worry. Usually fibromyalgia is initially mistaken for several other conditions, including Lyme disease, lupus, depression and rheumatoid arthritis to name just a few illnesses. Other conditions for which fibromyalgia is occasionally mistaken include digestive disorders, sleep disorders and thyroid problems. Often, it is because the various symptoms of fibromyalgia are so similar to the symptoms of other disorders that many FMS patients do not receive a proper diagnosis for many years. And this is also why it is especially critical to be seen by either a rheumatologist or a pain specialist to ensure a proper diagnosis, and to rule out other conditions.

Q. It feels like I cannot breath properly, my chest feels heavy and Whenever i eats something it gets even more. If i don't eat much i get gases problem. I am regularly having constipation if i don't take proper medicine. Mostly i have been diagnosed as Digestive System problem, stomach problem, dryness in body and no Problem with my breathing system just cause of gases which causes my chest to remain heavy. I am worried because i never gets my real power in breathing and my digestive system is not getting well. Kindly suggest.

A. I take milk regularly have no problem with it nor with any specific food or i have never tried to look at this aspect. However i do feel stomach problem with foods heavy for stomach like burger or too much oily things..

Q. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism? I heard about a digestive issue called Acid reflux. Some people say that this is related to Autism. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism?

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Well, most deer biologists (including me) at that time strongly opposed feeding large amounts of corn, due to its incredibly high digestible energy.
To establish ideal protein ratio, it is necessary to determine required digestible levels of all essential AAs (Moore et al.
Table 1 shows the ingredients and chemical composition of the experimental diets, formulated to obtain five different levels of digestible lysine (0.
Current research evaluates diets with different digestible isoleucine levels from 22 to 42 days on live performance and carcass characteristics of commercial high-yielding broilers.
Using these systems, it is assumed that the chemical composition and nutrient digestibility of feed ingredients can be obtained from tabulated values, that the amounts of digestible nutrients in each ingredient are additive in mixed diets with no interactions among feed ingredients, and that the utilization of a digestible nutrient for energy in the body is independent of the other digestible nutrients (Bakker, 1996).
The rapidly digestible starch values of parboiled rice, when dried immediately after it was cooked, ranged from 71% to 76% and from 73% to 79% for rough and brown rice, respectively.
Se prepararon seis dietas experimentales, que fueron formuladas por programacion lineal (Programa LP88) para representar dos niveles de proteina (25 y 35%) y tres niveles de energia digestible (2.
58%), content of digestible energy (2092, 1860, 2378, 1981 and 1388 kcal/kg) and digestible protein (14.
Cargill, a leading supplier of sweetness solutions, is seeking EU approval for Xtend[TM] Sucromalt, its newest slowly digestible sweetener.
Pfeifer's insight, both logical and incisive, shows how the American collective will revamped the notion of lynching into easily digestible solutions of state-mandated death by lethal injection and high voltage.