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In the digestive system, is it possible for a person to digest food without a stomach?

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Dr. Jennifer Lee
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In brief: Yes

The small and lower intestines are responsible for the absorption of many of the nutrient's in food.
The stomach does help break down food and store food until the intestines are read to take more food in.

In brief: Yes

The small and lower intestines are responsible for the absorption of many of the nutrient's in food.
The stomach does help break down food and store food until the intestines are read to take more food in.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Although your stomach grinds up food, very little actual "digestion" takes place in the stomach. Pepsin in your stomach is rapidly broken down by acid.
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