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Digestive Health

What is amylase?

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  • A Dr. John A. Chabot, Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of Columbia University Department of Surgery

    Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar (polysaccharide). Amylase is present in human saliva and pancreatic juice, where it begins the chemical process of digestion.

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