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'that'll put a lining on your stomach'

Posted by James Briggs on January 22, 2006

In Reply to: 'that'll put a lining on your stomach' posted by ESC on January 22, 2006

: : I would like to know where 'that'll put a lining on your stomach' my grandma used to say this when she gave my grandad his tea before they went out on a saturday night when she dished up a big plate of 'fatty' food!
: : if anyone can help I'd be's for my presentation on Stroke..
: : thanks mandy

: We've got at least one doc on this board. He probably can address this better. But fat does slow absorption. Found this online: The nutrient that has the greatest effect on blood glucose levels is carbohydrate. "Fat and protein don't affect so much glucose levels. In fact, fat slows glucose absorption." See "7 things you need to know about carbs..." on

: Regarding the phrase itself, I'll look in my references and post again if I find it. Sounds like a variation of: that'll put hair on your chest.

As the ?'resident doc' (am I the only one?), I agree. However, my own interpretation is that 'the lining' will act as a barrier and stop Grandpa getting too drunk! Alcohol is one of the few substances that is absorbed directly from the stomach, rather than having to enter the small intestine before absorption takes place. Thus, anything that's in the stomach first is likely to prevent the alcohol from reaching the actual gastric lining, hence delaying and slowing any subsequent absorption. Just a guess as to what Grandma meant, but no guess about alcohol absorption!