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Digestion Digested

The human digestive system is a massively complex system that can fall afoul of any number of diseases and conditions. As if that wasn’t bad enough it also suffers from many misconceptions, false beliefs and myths. We rely on it every day of our lives and take great interest in what goes in one end, and sometimes what comes out the other, but what do we know about what goes on in between?

We all know that the main function of the digestive system is to break down food into its constituent nutrients; sugars, amino acids, fats etc so that they can be absorbed and used by our bodies as either energy or building materials, but how exactly does it go about doing this?

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