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Question (Posted on :  11 Dec 2009 )


Can a diabetic type2 patient benefit by cephalic phase effect by just sensing(tasting, looking etc.) of food/sugar but not ingesting it?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 12 Dec 2009 )


Benefit in what sense?How long do you think the cells can manage without taking food .See no doubt blood sugar is lowered when you dont take food but there should be some source of energy right.Cephalic phase just increases the enzymes secretion in the anticipation of food.Dont you think it causes more harm when food is not given.



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