Digestive Health

What is the role of the pancreas in digestion?

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  • The pancreas contains exocrine glands that produce enzymes important to digestion. When food enters the stomach, these pancreatic juices are released into a system of ducts that culminate in the main pancreatic duct. The pancreatic juices and bile that are released into the duodenum help the body to digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
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