Blogs: Gastrointestinal

Visceral Adipose Tissue and Functional Dyspepsia

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Several studies have reported that obesity may be associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal diseases. These conditions affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and the accessory organs of digestion, such as the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Recent data from the College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea, suggest that abdominal obesity and functional dyspepsia may also be linked. Functional dyspepsia is…

Aerated Drinks and Appetite Control

Aerated Drinks

Incorporating air into food ingredients by sieving, creaming, whisking or beating makes them lighter and creates more volume. Several studies have shown that the consumption of aerated foods leads to increased satiety and helps control hunger, but the way aeration contributes to satisfaction is still not fully understood. In a recent study, researchers from the…

Can Triglyceride Content Predict Metabolic Effects of Weight Gain?

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Along with obesity comes a wide spectrum of other health problems, such as metabolic complications, that come under the heading of metabolic syndrome. This syndrome consists of a group of conditions – anomalous cholesterol levels, increased blood sugar values, extra body fat around the waist, hypertension, and above all, insulin resistance – that may cause…

Effects of Dietary Macronutrient Content on the Sensation of Fullness

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The feeling of fullness experienced after food intake is given by gastric distension, which is sensed by mechanoreceptor neurons in the stomach and later relayed, via the vagus nerve, to sites in the central nervous system that mediate ingestive behavior. Satiation is, therefore, affected by the volume of food ingested, but changes in gastric relaxation…

Crohn’s Disease: Liquid Protein Diet Promotes Inflammatory Stricture Reduction, Mucosal Healing and Remission

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Crohn’s disease is a chronic recurring illness of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 25% of those diagnosed with Crohn’s are children. While the exact etiology is unknown, Crohn’s involves a combination of exaggerated immune response, genetic predisposition, environmental influences and microflora imbalance. The affected bowel is engorged with inflammatory cells leading to ulceration, with pain…