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Elemental diets


Elemental diets contain protein, fat and carbohydrate subunits which can be absorbed without digestion. They have been used both pre- and postoperatively in patients with severe disorders of digestive or absorptive function.1–3 Their use reduces stool bulk,4 5 and they have been suggested for preparation before surgery5 and radiology6 or colonoscopy.7 8

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