Table 3

Effect of corticosteroids on the rate of uptake of d-fructose in rats undergoing intestinal resection

Values are mean (SEM); n=6.
Rates of uptake of d-fructose are expressed as nmol×100 mg/ tissue/min. This represents the slope of the linear relationship between fructose concentration and uptake.
*p<0.05, budesonide, prednisone, or dexamethasone versus control; †p<0.05, prednisone or dexamethasone versus budesonide; ‡p<0.05, dexamethasone versus prednisone.
Control31.9 (1.5)26.5 (2.8)
Budesonide30.4 (2.3)45.0 (3.8)*
Prednisone33.5 (2.3)27.3 (1.9)†
Dexamethasone23.3 (1.4)*†‡23.2 (1.5)†