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how long does it take to digest protein

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Varies...: Many factors will play into the length of time it takes for a person to digest a steak, such as size of the steak, how well it is chewed, the amount o ... Read More
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
6-12 hours: Digestion has many stages and difficult to pin point usually 6-12 hours
Dr. Gloria Lopez
44 years experience Pediatrics
Protein digestion: The majority of protein digestion occurs in the stomach and takes about 4-6 hours. A steak dinner can take you two, maybe three days to get out of you ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Easy there, Rocky!: Raw egg is really an instant source of infection. Cook your eggs!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
All proteins begin -: getting broken down in the mouth, but most it occurs in the stomach and 1st part of the Small bowel, due to ENZYMES in these areas. After that in the ... Read More
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fairly quickly: can't give you exact time however whey protein is digested and absorbed fairly quickly
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
4-6 hours: Food remains in your stomach for 4-6 hours. These is not much digestion taking place in the stomach which mainly breaks the food down into its element ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Your question is difficult to answer - many causes of headaches in the evenings, and i would not expect morning protein meal to have an effect. If you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes neede ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Proteins not hard to: Proteins\ are not hard to digest. They require stomach acid and normal pancreatic function, but if those are normal, they are not hard to digest. How ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Stomach: That is where the majority of protein is broken down.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: If you are active and work out a lot, you will need more calories, protein and fat than a teen who is not active. A balanced diet with variety is ke ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
See below: proteases- digest protein amylase- digest starch lipase digest fat there are varieties in this them, but those are the basics.

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