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Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components, to a form that can be absorbed, for instance, into a blood stream. Digestion is a form of catabolism; a break-down of macro food molecules to smaller ones.
The benefits of 30 minutes of exercise

The benefits of 30 minutes of exercise

New clue found to the cause of Parkinson's disease

New clue found to the cause of Parkinson's disease

Zebrafish study shows key enzyme in gut is a peacemaker

Zebrafish study shows key enzyme in gut is a peacemaker

Discovery of key mechanism in bacterial communication

Discovery of key mechanism in bacterial communication

To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice

To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice

New method of oral insulin delivery patented

New method of oral insulin delivery patented

Beneficial bacteria in the appendix aid digestion after infection

Beneficial bacteria in the appendix aid digestion after infection

What does the appendix do? finally an answer!

What does the appendix do? finally an answer!

Specific immune deficiency pinpointed as likely cause of ulcerative colitis

Specific immune deficiency pinpointed as likely cause of ulcerative colitis

FDA approves new adjustable gastric band for morbid obesity

FDA approves new adjustable gastric band for morbid obesity

Effects of good and bad carbohydrates

Effects of good and bad carbohydrates

Low birth weight children may be at a greater risk of stress-related health problems as adults

Low birth weight children may be at a greater risk of stress-related health problems as adults

Common abdominal pain may be due to a potentially treatable newly recognized inflammatory reaction

Common abdominal pain may be due to a potentially treatable newly recognized inflammatory reaction

Benefits and risks of breastfeeding

Benefits and risks of breastfeeding

Nanotechnology helps identify molecular signature common to Lou Gehrig's disease

Nanotechnology helps identify molecular signature common to Lou Gehrig's disease

Bacteria - you can live without 'em, but it won't do you any good!

Bacteria - you can live without 'em, but it won't do you any good!

New evidence of very recent human adaptation

New evidence of very recent human adaptation

Two complementary commanders in charge of the brain

Two complementary commanders in charge of the brain

Scientists link cell's protein recycling systems

Scientists link cell's protein recycling systems

Better understanding of how the body fights off mucosal pathogens

Better understanding of how the body fights off mucosal pathogens