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    Saturated Fats

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    the digestion of lipids, essential fatty acids, and some health effects of saturated fats, Trans fats, and cholesterol. Digestion of lipids starts in the mouth and goes from the mouth to the stomach then to the small intestine. In the mouth, some of the hard fats begin to melt as they reach body temperature. The salivary gland in the base of the tongue then releases an enzyme called lingual lipase. In the stomach, the churning causes fat with water and acid to mix. Very little of the digestion…

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    How do we process food using the digestive tract? What is the digestive tract? The digestive tract is also known as the gastrointestinal tract, or the (GI) tract. This (GI) tract is a bunch of organs that are mainly hollowed and they twist in a tube-like shape. This tube goes all the way from the mouth to the anus. The organs that make this up is the: -mouth - esophagus -small intestine -large intestine -and the stomach How does it work? Food first enters through…

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    All animals are provided with the raw abilities to properly capture and digest their foods. The anatomy of an animal will provide evidence as to which of the three main categories it falls under: herbivore, omnivore, or carnivore. Carnivores have the abilities to subsist on only animal products. A carnivorous animal’s frame of mind revolves around their instinct to hunt. When spotting potential prey, carnivores immediately “pour out copious amounts of saliva” (Tobias). No digestive enzymes are…

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    body. The human digestive system has many process. It contains different stages and works in different organs. It starts at the oral cavity and ends at the anus. The digestive system involves five main processes in the digestive system; ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation and elimination. This report will focus on the digestive system, what it does, how the organs work, what is needed to keep it functioning properly and one of the diseases that affect the system. 2.0 What does the…

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    Esophagus Essay

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    Esophagus- The esophagus is a muscular tube that runs behind the trachea. The upper esophageal sphincter is a bundle of muscles that keeps food from going down the windpipe. The lower esophageal sphincter when it’s closed prevents acid and stomach contents from traveling backwards. Stomach- The stomach receives food from the esophagus and strong acids help break the food down. A lining of mucus protects the stomach from digesting itself and the stomach also stirs the acid-food mixture. Then…

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    The advent of several early Homo morphological changes is due to the increased availability of nutrients in the foods that they ate, primarily due to the cooking of these foods. The decrease in the size of the organs involved in digestion and the increase in brain size are due to several converging factors that accentuate each other in a constant feedback loop. Raw plant foods were the majority of early hominid diets and tubers were particularly important and the cooking of these foods would…

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    mouth (top and bottom). Premolars - The teeth have cusps and are in front of the molars. Molars – Blunt cusps located at the back of the mouth. Thick mass of skeletal muscle covered in mucous membrane. Physiology Allows mechanical and chemical digestion to occur. It predominantly…

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    (HCI) is a clear, highly corrosive liquid which is released in our stomach once we start consuming any food or drinks. The main role of HCI and other gastric juices is to break down the food we eat and cause the release of enzymes that further aid digestion. However, HCI has another important function; it protects our body from illness by destroying pathogens that are commonly found in foods. This ensures that we are protected from the food poisoning caused by salmonella and other harmful…

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    Essay On Crohn's Disease

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    of the intestines both the small and the large intestines. It affects only the digestive tract of human beings. To enable one understand Crohn's disease, it is important to understand the whole digestive system and how it works in the process of digestion. The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract, the pancreases, liver and the gall bladder. Track refers to hollow organs joined from the mouth all the way to the anus. Food is ingested in the mouth and moves along the digestive tract…

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    foods into different ways that can be consumed and controlled by bodily cells. In this case the human body digestive system devours water, vitamins and chemical elements. The Human Digestive System goes through six steps of preparation; ingestion, digestion, secretion, absorption, propulsion and defecation. Ingestion is the process of…

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