Functions of the liver include:
Destroys old red blood cells; Produces & releases gasteric juice; Stores iron & fat-soluble vitamins; Detoxifies the blood
Due to menstration, females require more _____ than their male counterparts.
What food would be best for obtaining complex carbohydrates?
Absorption of most digested nutrients occurs in the ________. From here, the nutrients are taken to the __________ by way of the hepatic portal system.
Small intestine, Liver
Lack of this vitamin leads to problems with calcium absorption:
The primary function of this structure/organ is the absorption of water, salts, & some vitamins:
Trypsin is used to digest:
This substance kills most of the bacteria present in food:
Hydrochloric acid (HCI)
From the beginning of the esophagus to the anus
Osteoporosis is most commonly caused by a lack of:
What structure keeps food from accidentally passing into the lungs?
Too much of this mineral can cause hypertension (high blood pressure):
Is usually caused by too many HDL molecules in the bloodstream
Cardiovascular disease & diet
If included in one's diet, what is most likely to reduce the risk of colon cancer?
Both bile & pancreatic juice enter this structure through ducts:
Production of bile salts & pigments occurs here:
This condition is caused by the formation of small pouches of mucosa:
The appendix connects to the:
Any bacteria found in the GI tract should be considered harful & eliminated if possible.