A 46-year-old member asked:
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what's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Importance : Very important. Cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) produce amylase, trypsin and lipase to break your foods down better. Optimal signaling occurs when there is a low ph in the duodenal bulb. (i.e. Proper stomach acid production). 80-85% of your food is "digested by your pancreatic enzymes. (guyton).
Answered on Oct 25, 2017
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