Table 3

Incidence and motor characteristics of specialised (high amplitude and prolonged duration) propagating waves

FatCarbohydrate
ControlFirst hourSecond hourThird hourControlFirst hour Second hourThird hour
No of subjects  4 11  7  7  4  9  6  9
Total no of waves/hour  6 20 10 11  7 19  9 14
Amplitude (mm Hg)155 (43)182 (23)188 (31)184 (28)172 (23)163 (20)157 (34)174 (22)
Duration (s) 17 (5) 22 (5) 23 (3) 20 (3) 16 (1.9) 15 (2) 18 (3.1) 18 (1.9)
Velocity of propagation (cm/s)2.0 (0.3)1.5 (0.4)1.2 (0.3)1.6 (0.6)2.1 (0.6)2.3 (0.9)1.4 (0.4)1.6 (0.3)
  • Results expressed as mean (95% confidence interval).