Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mean GI Transit Times of Humans and Cats are Similar

Promoters of plant based diets commonly claim that cats and other carnivores have very short gastrointestinal transit times, while humans and other plantivores have long transit times, allegedly because carnivores have short digestive tracts compared to humans.

Contradicting this unsubstantiated belief, these two studies found similar whole gut transit times in humans and cats:

1 comment:

George G said...

Rabbits have a GI transit time of 17 hours.