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7. Diseases and Disorders of the Pancreas

The pancreas is a six-to-eight-inch-long organ that extends horizontally behind the stomach near the upper portion of the small intestine. It supports the small intestine by producing enzymes needed to help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Its other major role is producing the hormones insulin and glucagon. Both hormones work

Enzymes Play an Important Role in Digestion

When you eat a delicious meal, you might not think about what’s happening to the food as it goes into your stomach—but the minute you start eating, a collection of digestive enzymes goes to work. They break down the food and beverages you consume so your body can absorb the

7. Diseases and Disorders of the Pancreas

The pancreas supports the small intestine by producing enzymes needed to help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. The pancreas also contains cells that manufacture the hormones insulin and glucagon, which are released into the bloodstream. Insulin is necessary to help the body use glucose, an end product of digestion. Insulin

Pancreas Pain: What’s Behind It?

Pancreas Pain: What’s Behind It?

If you’ve been experiencing a nagging abdominal pain that seems to worsen after eating, it might not be a stomach upset—it might actually be pancreas pain. If pancreatitis is at the root of your pain, it can manifest acutely, or as a chronic illness.

Acute pancreatitis is most likely due

Ask the EN Experts: Enzyme Supplements Probably Not Worth It

Q. Are enzyme supplements worth the money?

A. Your body naturally makes thousands of enzymes that act as catalysts to spur on chemical reactions. Enzymes are vital to life, as they facilitate every biological reaction in your body, such as food digestion. Each enzyme has a unique job to

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The Truth About Enzymes and Health

Do you really need to add enzymes to your diet to be healthy?It’s a popular notion—spread through chain e-mails, diet books and websites—that if you cook foods, you destroy valuable enzymes needed to break down foods and regulate health. These “enzyme-dead” foods are said to destroy your

Enzyme Supplement Complements Atkins Diet, But Hard for EN to Digest

<IMG height=105 src=”/wp-content/uploads/newspics/basic_enzymes.gif” width=55 align=right>The Buzz. Basic Enzymes from Atkins Nutritionals is the newest addition to the famous diet doctor’s line of dietary supplements, all specifically designed for low-carbohydrate dieters.The Basics. Basic Enzymes contains a blend of digestive enzymes, including proteases (to break down protein), lipases (for fats) and amylases

Can Digestive Enzyme Supplements Ease Stomach Woes?

Q. <font SIZE=”2″ face=”Arial”>My health food store carries many digestive enzyme supplements, such as Enzymatic Therapy’s Mega-Zyme and Solgar’s Digestive Aide. Would they help me digest food better? A. <font

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