Great Webcast Explaining the Digestive Systems

Posted on August 11, 2012  Comments (2)

You will learn things like why it is so important to chew your food well (increase the surface area for enzymes to get at the food). Our bodies also have adapted to provide a huge surface area for the digestive system to work; the small intestine alone has a surface area of 250 square meters (larger than the size of most apartments). Your small intestine is 4.5 to 10.5 meters long.

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2 Responses to “Great Webcast Explaining the Digestive Systems”

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