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Is ghrelin only secreted when the stomach is empty?

Several texts indicate that ghrelin is secreted when the stomach is empty. However, some(not all) texts also indicate that ghrelin is secreted when blood sugar levels are low. Is the second statement ...
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Does having a total gastrectomy (removal of the stomach) cause individuals to be more prone to infections?

If a patient has a complete removal of his/her stomach (i.e. a total gastrectomy), then does that cause a person to be more prone to infections from eating unsanitary food? I'm asking this question ...
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What is the resting human stomach pH?

This article in claims we have a resting stomach pH of 4-5. Unfortunately, there are no references, so I can't verify what it says. I am slightly confused, however. The study says "...
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How does having an empty stomach affect absorption of compounds?

From personal experience, compounds such as nicotine, caffeine and alchohol appear to absorb much quicker into the blood on an 'empty' stomach', or after extended periods of fasting. If this is the ...
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Role of non-inflammation in H.Pylori positive people

Quoted from Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jul; 15(3): 201–207 publication : Approximately 50% (over 3 billion) of the world populations are known to be infected with Helicobacter pylori, mainly in ...
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