Journal article

Cigarette smoking and nicotine delay postprandial mouth-cecum transit time.

AM Scott, JE Kellow, GM Eckersley, JM Nolan, MP Jones

Dig Dis Sci | Published : 1992


The acute effects of both cigarette smoking and nicotine on postprandial mouth-cecum transit were studied in 20 habitual smokers, 10 males and 10 females. Mouth-cecum transit time was measured by the breath hydrogen technique, following ingestion of a standard mixed liquid meal. Each subject was studied on four separate occasions, either (1) sham or actively smoking two standard cigarettes, commencing 20 min after the meal, or (2) chewing two placebo or nicotine tablets over a 60-min period, commencing immediately after the meal. The time of administration of these stimuli was designed to minimize the effects on mouth-cecum transit time of alterations in gastric emptying. Mouth-cecum transit..

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