Table 2

Characteristics of migrating motor complex (MMC) cycles while on LDA or HDA compared with control

Control LDA HDA
Number of complete MMC cycles2.4 (0.3)3.4 (0.5)4.8 (0.7)3-150
MMC cycle length (minutes)137 (12)117 (16)76 (7)3-150
Phase I (minutes)16 (3)16 (2)14 (2)
Phase II (minutes)115 (12)96 (15)57 (6)3-150
Phase III (minutes)6 (1)5 (0)4 (0)
  • Results expressed as mean (SEM).

  • 3-150 p<0.05 compared with control; p<0.05 compared with LDA.