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How long does it take for a meal to pass from the stomach to enter the small intestines?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Varies with the type

Of food. After consuming a typical solid meal, there is a lag time of 20 to 30 minutes in which there is minimal gastric emptying.
This is followed by a phase in which the rate of emptying is roughly linear. In contrast, liquids are generally transported out of the stomach at an exponential rate. See this site:http://www.Vivo.Colostate.Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/stomach/emptying.Html.

In brief: Varies with the type

Of food. After consuming a typical solid meal, there is a lag time of 20 to 30 minutes in which there is minimal gastric emptying.
This is followed by a phase in which the rate of emptying is roughly linear. In contrast, liquids are generally transported out of the stomach at an exponential rate. See this site:http://www.Vivo.Colostate.Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/stomach/emptying.Html.
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