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Can Humans Digest Blood
When white blood cell digest the bacteria, will endotoxin released cause less harm to host tissues since endotoxin affect that white blood cell first?
Only !!??: They can grow to be about 4.5 to 9.1 meters & that is a heck of alot! ...Read more
If only animals produce cholesterol, can not eating animal products bring down high cholesterol in humans?
See below: Yes your cholesterol should lower.Get a more detailed answer ›
I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?
Yes it can..: Blood composes of red + white cells, platelets, and proteins/minerals. The cells are basically proteins/lipids + some fluid/minerals, and the red cells contain heme/iron giving it the red appearance. Red/raw meats contain blood and your gut can digest it fine. Carnivores consume meats/blood and digest it fine as well. I not sure if this is the answer you are looking for. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how chemical amylase affect the absorption of starch or other foods through our intestine into our blood?
If we can not digest cellulose then how do we digest the beneficial molecules of vegetables and plants?
Carbohydrates: Not all vegetables and plants have only cellulose. ...Read more
Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?
Is true that saturated fatty acids help white blood cells to recognize and destroy invading viruses and bacteria?
No: Saturated fatty acids are not essential and not good for one's health. ...Read more
Yes: People have consumed raw milk throughout history until the relatively recent advent of pasteurization. Raw whey protein is easier to digest and absorb than whey protein that has been pasteurized. When milk is heated it changes the 3-dimensional configuration of the proteins which makes it more difficult to digest for some people. See http://tinyurl.com/jc47msn ...Read more
I believe it doesn't: We pathologists spend our lives around formaldehyde without any apparent ill-effects unless we become allergic. There's a rare nose cancer for which it might act as a promoter. If any of us believed it actually damaged DNA in real-life situations, we wouldn't use it. The scares about formaldehyde may relate to the fact that it's made primarily by the far-right-wing Koch brothers. ...Read more
Why is it that the human body does not reject bovine or pig heart valves. Can cells from different animals survive in humans?
Medical technology: The valves are derived from pig or bovine but are treated in a laboratory to remove the antigens that would cause a reaction against them in a human body. Medical technology is amazing! ...Read more
why aren't the proteins we eat denatured in the acidic stomach? how are enzymes able to connect to the proteins, low stomach PH doesnt denature them?
Thoughtful question!: Enzymatic digestion occurs predominantly in the small bowel due to the action of "pancreatic juice" which contains many enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases & amylase. The pancreas also expresses bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize stomach acid, thereby promoting enzymatic action. ...Read more
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