Gastrointestinal Tract - Postnatal
This page is an introduction to postnatal gastrointestinal tract development. This nutritionally involves a change from prenatal placental vascular nutrition to postnatal oral colostrum/milk enteral nutrition (enteral = nutritient delivery as fluid into the gastrointestinal tract).
These notes should be read in conjunction with the detailed page Milk Notes and an understanding of prenatal Gastrointestinal Tract Development.
Some Recent Findings
Lipids present in the intestine leads to a reduction in nutrient intake. Recent research has shown that lipids present in the intestine can also regulate endogenous nutrient production.
presence of ingested lipids
intestinal lipid sensors
signal to the brain
reduction in endogenous glucose production
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, September 21) Embryology Gastrointestinal Tract - Postnatal. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Gastrointestinal_Tract_-_Postnatal
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