advertisement
Question
Posted by: Morgan | 2007/03/26

Digestion

On an average, how long does it take to fully digest a meal

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Morgan
Digestion can vary greatly depending on factors such as the size of the meal, the composition of the meal and the digestive enzymes that are available. However, on average it takes about 4 hours for food to leave the stomach. Thereafter it can take another 4 hours in the duodenum and the colon.
Best regards
DietDoc

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement