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in which part of the digestive system does most absorption of nutrients take place

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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It has fat and carbs: The are broken down by Amylase, Lipase and bile. These are used as energy sources for the body. Your confusing nutrients with vitamins and minerals
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shitel Patel
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bran: Anything in excess is bad. Try to balance your meals and condition. You can also keep a food diary and evaluate your symptoms. This may help you titr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Pancreas is a solid organ that sits behind the stomach. It is an endocrine organ-makes hormones such as insulin-released into the blood stream. It is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Problems?: How do you mean problems? Please define more clearly.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Slow moving: Various causes for slow moving GI. A thyroid problem would cause this or perhaps medication (calcium channel blocker common), electrolyte problem, de ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Nothing: You don't need to take anything to cleanse out your digestive system. It's designed to clean itself on regular basis.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This w ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You should: Start to have relief within 3 days. If you are feeling no better, talk to your doctor about your concerns and whether you might need an alternate trea ... Read More
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