The effect of a history of colic on carbohydrate absorption in infants consuming different fruit juices
Master of Science (MS)
Dietetics and Nutrition
First Advisor's Name
Fatma G. Hufiman
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The purpose of the research was to determine if a history of colic plays a role in carbohydrate absorption in infants consuming either apple or white grape juice. In this double-blind study, 31 infants (5.0 ± 0.4 months, 7.5 ± 0.9 Kg, 64.1 ± 3.8 cm, 29.2 ±3.4 % fat and 5.1 ± 0.6 Kg fat-free mass) were divided into four groups and were fed 120 ml of either white grape (sorbitol free;1:1 fructose to glucose ratio) or apple (sorbitol 0.5 g/dl; 2.3:1 fructose to glucose ratio) juice. Sixteen of the infants had a history of colic. During the study continuous physical activity (PA) and metabolic rate (MR) were measured for 0.5 hours before and 3.0 hours after juice load using an infant respiratory chamber. Carbohydrate absorption was determined every 30 minutes after juice feeding by breath hydrogen (BH2) gas analysis. Statistical differences between groups were determined by one way ANOVA and by independent t-test.
Infants with history of colic and fed apple juice showed increased PA (p
Duro, Debora, "The effect of a history of colic on carbohydrate absorption in infants consuming different fruit juices" (2000). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3109.
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