Fibre and Gastrointestinal Function

The eighties was the decade of dietary fibre, a metaphor that seemed to express society's need for more moral fibre after the liberal seventies. But was the science there to support it? With tongues firmly lodged in our cheeks we investigated the mode of action of various types of fibre... Read more »

Small Intestinal Transit and Motility

A collaboration with Dr Immanuel Bergman from the Safety in Mines Research Establishment in Sheffield led to the development of a simple device for measuring breath hydrogen, which we exploited for the measurement of small intestinal transit time. The combination of this with scintigraphic measurement of gastric emptying and radioopaque... Read more »