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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through a tube called the pancreatic duct. Pancreatic enzymes join with bile—a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder—to digest food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body regulate the glucose it takes from food for energy.

Normally, digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas do not become active until they reach the small intestine. But when the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them.

Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.
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SELECT trial: Semaglutide reduces cardiovascular events by 20% in overweight or obese patients without diabetes

Study identifies predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

Study identifies predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

GLP-1 weight loss drugs linked to heightened GI risks, says new study

GLP-1 weight loss drugs linked to heightened GI risks, says new study

GLP-1 agonists linked to higher risk for gastrointestinal complications

GLP-1 agonists linked to higher risk for gastrointestinal complications

Oral lipid nanoparticle drug shows promise for preventing colitis-associated cancer in mice

Oral lipid nanoparticle drug shows promise for preventing colitis-associated cancer in mice

Robust detection of gallbladder cancer using deep-learning-assisted US imaging

Robust detection of gallbladder cancer using deep-learning-assisted US imaging

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Ketogenic diets, gut microbiota, and health effects

Unlocking the potential of Reg3γ: new insights into its metabolic functions and therapeutic prospects

Unlocking the potential of Reg3γ: new insights into its metabolic functions and therapeutic prospects

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Rising alcohol consumption in China linked to increased risk of 61 diseases

Risk of long COVID in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong cohorts

Risk of long COVID in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong cohorts

Can artificial intelligence help predict the risk of pancreatic cancer using disease trajectories?

Can artificial intelligence help predict the risk of pancreatic cancer using disease trajectories?

Anticoronavirals: the development of COVID-19 therapies and the challenges that remain

Anticoronavirals: the development of COVID-19 therapies and the challenges that remain

Researchers explore the role of a genetic process in pancreatic cancer

Researchers explore the role of a genetic process in pancreatic cancer

Scientists uncover novel role of human-CIDEC gene in improving metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular health

Scientists uncover novel role of human-CIDEC gene in improving metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular health

Vitamin A-rich diet may reduce risk of developing asparaginase-associated pancreatitis in ALL patients

Vitamin A-rich diet may reduce risk of developing asparaginase-associated pancreatitis in ALL patients

What is the gastrointestinal impact of Long Covid?

What is the gastrointestinal impact of Long Covid?

COVID-19 patients at increased risk of developing gastrointestinal disorders

COVID-19 patients at increased risk of developing gastrointestinal disorders

Gut hormone receptor polyagonists show promise for obesity and diabetes

Gut hormone receptor polyagonists show promise for obesity and diabetes

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

Study finds fewer cases of MIS-C during omicron wave of the pandemic than delta

Study finds fewer cases of MIS-C during omicron wave of the pandemic than delta

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