Body of Evidence

Episode 120 hr 37 min

Digestive System (Part 2)

The adult digestive system is amazing. The digestive tract itself is 2030 feet long. It takes about two hours for food to be rhythmically propelled through this system, during which carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. "Accessory glands" such as the pancreas, liver, and salivary glands aid in the digestive process and the utilization of food to make the fuel that the body uses for growth and metabolism.

Digestive System (Part 2)

Credits

Directed byBen Wilt

CastDr. David Menton

ProductionDan Zordel, Dale Mason