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Endocrine System

What does the pancreas do?

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  • ALinda Lee, MD, Gastroenterology, answered on behalf of Johns Hopkins Medicine
    The pancreas is an oblong organ between the spine and the stomach. It secretes enzymes that help you digest food properly. It’s also the organ responsible for producing insulin, which helps control your blood sugar.
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