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Artificially Sweetened Versus Regular Mixers Increase Gastric Emptying and Alcohol Absorption (2006)

Artificially Sweetened Versus Regular Mixers Increase Gastric Emptying and Alcohol Absorption (2006)

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    The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 119, Issue 9, September 2006, Pages 802-804
    doi:10.1016

    Keng-Liang Wu, Reawika Chaikomin, Selena Doran, Karen L. Jones, Michael Horowitz, Christopher K. Rayner

    Abstract
    Mixed alcoholic drinks are increasingly being consumed in “diet” varieties, which could potentially empty more rapidly from the stomach and thereby increase the rate of alcohol absorption when compared with “regular” versions containing sugar. We studied 8 healthy males twice in randomized order. On each day, they consumed an orange-flavored vodka beverage (30 g ethanol in 600 mL), made with either “regular” mixer containing sucrose (total 478 kcal), or “diet” mixer (225 kcal). Gastric half-emptying time measured by ultrasound (mean ± standard deviation) was less for the “diet” than the “regular” drink (21.1 ± 9.5 vs 36.3 ± 15.3 minutes, P