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Octreotide induced prolongation of colonic transit increases faecal anaerobic bacteria, bile acid metabolising enzymes, and serum deoxycholic acid in patients with acromegaly
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    Slow transit through the large intestine, deoxycholic acid and cholesterol gallstones
    • Martin C Carey, M.D., D.Sc.
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      • David Q.-H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D

    Dear Editor,

    The recent paper by Thomas and colleagues[1] in the May 2005 issue of Gut provides further support for an involvement of increased colonic deoxycholic acid formation and absorption in cholesterol gallstone pathogenesis. This paper and others in the series[2-4] from Professor R. Hermon Dowling’s laboratory at Guy’s Hospital, London, was ably placed in perspective with the accompanying comprehensive co...

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