Monday, 16 December 2013

Human Nutrition Animation Resources & FAQs


Human Digestive System Overview:  



Digestion In Stomach:

Large Intestine:

Blood Glucose Level Regulation:

Liver Functions & Cirrhosis:

Q1: How long does it take for food to be digested in a human stomach?A1: 1-2 hrs

Q2: What is lymph?A2: Yellowish fluid containing waste, debris, dead cells, pathogens, toxins, and undigested proteins.

Q3: What is the difference between lacteals and lymphatic vessels?A3: Lacteals (/Lymphatic capillaries) are small blind-ended tubes. Lymphatic vessels are large tubes formed by the joining of many lymphatic capillaries (refer to diagram below).

Q4: How is lymph moved along the lymphatic vessels without being pumped throughout the body by the heart?A4: Lymph is moved along the lymphatic vessels by the contraction of muscles surrounding the lymphatic vessel.


Q5: How does blood containing glucose and amino acids circulate to other cells in the body?

A5: Blood flows into the central veins in the liver and finally into the hepatic vein to distribute glucose and amino acids to other cells in the body.


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