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What causes food to not get all the way through the digestion process?

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Dr. James Shoemaker
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In brief: Transit Time

Digestion depends on food being in contact with digestive secretions and the intestinal surface long enough to be broken down and absorbed.
Things like lactose intolerance, infections and food poisoning speed up transit time and things like opiate painkillers, old age, inactivity and lack of fiber prolong transit time.

In brief: Transit Time

Digestion depends on food being in contact with digestive secretions and the intestinal surface long enough to be broken down and absorbed.
Things like lactose intolerance, infections and food poisoning speed up transit time and things like opiate painkillers, old age, inactivity and lack of fiber prolong transit time.
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