A 55 Year old man with history of chronic pancreatitis comes to you with complains of Abdominal pain. He describes pain is the usual pain he has when his pancreatitis is exacerbated. on further questioning, you come to know that pain is epigastric and radiates to the back. It is better when he leans forward and worst 15-30 after his meals. He use to consume 6-8 alcoholic beverages everyday.
Increases water and electrolyte absorption in the colon.
Research has also indicated that PYY may be useful in removing aluminium accumulated in the brain.
It is secreted by the neuroendocrine cells in the ileum and colon in response to a meal, and has been shown to reduce appetite. PYY works by slowing the gastric emptying; hence, it increases efficiency of digestion and nutrient absorption after a meal.