On the importance of fat in the diet of people suffering from peptic ulcer disease

Fats are carriers of vitamins a, D, E and K, which help restore the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum. In addition, they serve for the formation of phospholipids that improve the activity of the cerebral cortex, which is very important for the healing process of mucosal defects (stomach and duodenum).

Fat is of great importance as a factor affecting the secretion of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice. Butter and olive oil, as well as cream, activate the production in the small intestine of a special digestive hormone enterogastron, which suppresses the secretion of hydrochloric acid, thereby exerting a depressing effect on the acid-peptic factor, which is important in the treatment of patients with peptic ulcer disease.

In addition to all of the above, the regulating role of fat on the motor-evacuation function of the stomach has been scientifically confirmed. And this is another reason why the diet of patients with peptic ulcer disease is often introduced fats: they improve the processes of bile excretion and normalize intestinal functions.