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What's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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