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Who should take pancreatic enzymes?

Pancreatic enzymes are intended for people who don't have enough natural enzymes in their bodies to fully digest food. The enzymes break down fats, proteins and starches into smaller pieces so the intestines can absorb nutrients from these substances more easily. People who have conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or swelling or blockage of the pancreas, may want to take this enzyme. People who have had part or all of the pancreas removed may also want to take it.

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