Absorption of carbohydrates

Intestinal carbohydrate transport is restricted to monosaccharide; in other words, virtually all ingested carbohydrates can only be absorbed as monosaccharides. Only a very minute fraction of carbohydrate can be absorbed as disaccharides and the absorption of trisaccharides is practically non-existent. The digestion and absorption of most ingested carbohydrates occurs within the first 20% of the […]

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