Low-fat versus medium-fat enteral diets. Effects on bile salt excretion in jejunostomy patients

Scand J Gastroenterol. 1986 Sep;21(7):891-6. doi: 10.3109/00365528609011135.


Nine jejunostomy patients were given three low-residue enteral diets in random order through a nasogastric tube. Total bile salt excretion in the jejunostomy contents was 13-17% lower (p less than 0.05) on low-fat diets than on a medium-fat diet. Cholate excretion was 14-20% lower, but chenodeoxycholate excretion showed no difference on the low-fat diets. The study supports the idea of a lower excretion of bile salts to the colon as an explanation of reduced diarrhoea when a low-fat diet is prescribed to patients after ileal resection.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bile Acids and Salts / analysis*
  • Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
  • Enteral Nutrition*
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy
  • Jejunum / surgery*
  • Middle Aged


  • Bile Acids and Salts
  • Dietary Fats