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how long it takes to disgest food

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the food. Lower fiber foods tend to be digested quickly; alcohol, can be directly absorbed through the stomach. Fiber, on the other han ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: It depends on the individual, what you've eaten(and even your gender), but around six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, that just varies person to person
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Milk versus Meat: Milk digests in about 3 hours protein in meat digests more slowly and can take up to six hours to digest. Higher fatty foods digest more slowly as w ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of food. Simple sugar or glucose would be available in a matter of minute, fats may take 2-3 hours. Other foods will fall in between.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
It is complicated: The pH of your urine is complicated. Diet high in animal fat tend to lower urine pH but urine volume and other factors such as kidney function and re ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Food intolerance: Your body could react in minutes to hours
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Intolerance can be a minor reaction in some with minor gas or cramping over a several day period.If or when it is a true food allergy, it could begin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How long?: Different foods do take different amounts of time for digestion, fats taking the longest. If you have not had unintended weight loss, i would not be c ... Read More

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