Meals and Sugar Absorption
Location: Outside U.S.
Date: October 2008
How do our glucose levels rise right after meals, if it takes
several hours for food to be digested and glucose to enter the
bloodstream? Does some glucose enter it immediately, being absorbed from
the stomach? Or may be liver releases some glicogen as soon as stomach
We have salivary amylase in our mouths so that carbohydrates begin digestion
in the mouth. There is no digestion of carbs in the stomach.
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