• The colon absorbs nutrients from food that has passed through the stomach and small intestine.

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  • Islet cell cancer tends to spread to the surrounding lymph nodes, stomach, small intestine and liver.

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  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia can also occur if your small intestine can't absorb vitamin B-12.

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  • The horse underwent surgery again 24 hours after a prolonged operation to remove a blockage of the small intestine.

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  • It can lead to serious long-term complications, such as the brittle bone disease osteoporosis, infertility and cancer of the small intestine.

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  • Since many important nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine, patients can suffer problems related to malnutrition: osteoporosis, anemia, vitamin deficiencies.

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  • Carcinoid tumors occur most commonly in your gastrointestinal tract, including your stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon and rectum, or in your lungs.

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  • This makes sense, since most nutritional absorption occurs in the small intestine.

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  • Bile -- produced in the liver -- is stored in the gallbladder and aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestine.

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  • Up to four per cent of patients taking NSAIDs develop serious gastrointestinal complications, including peptic ulceration and bleeding from the stomach and small intestine.

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  • Two injection sites were used: the surface of the small intestine and the hepatic portal vein that connects the pancreas and the liver, where islet transplantation normally is performed.

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  • When gluten hits the gut in someone with celiac disease, it sets off an immune reaction which kills off the cells forming the inner lining of the small intestine.

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  • Aside from immediate symptoms, like abdominal pain and diarrhea, celiac disease can cause serious damage to the small intestine over time, leading to poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins.

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  • Because gluten exposure damages the small intestine in those with celiac disease, causing nutritional deficiencies, research has revealed that multiple parts of the body can be affected, including the brain.

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  • His new shrunken stomach was then attached further down his small intestine, to a section known as the ileum which secretes a different gut hormone, PYY, which is responsible for making you feel full.

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  • Based on these findings, we propose a model whereby deficiencies in disaccharidases and hexose transporters alter the milieu of carbohydrates in the distal small intestine (ileum) and proximal large intestine (cecum), resulting in the supply of additional growth substrates for bacteria.

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  • Cooking increases the share of food digested in the stomach and small intestine, where it can be absorbed, from 50% to 95% according to work done on people fitted for medical reasons with collection bags at the ends of their small intestines.

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  • This may be due to surgery to your stomach or small intestine (such as gastric bypass surgery), abnormal bacterial growth in your small intestine, or an intestinal disease, such as Crohn's disease or celiac disease, that interferes with absorption of the vitamin.

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  • Hospitals can make money from all bariatric procedures, including gastric bypasses (in which the stomach is partitioned and the upper part connected directly to the small intestine), but the gastric band is a rare example of an opportunity for device-makers to profit from weight loss.

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  • Phillip Sommerich had an ileostomy operation 18 months ago - a surgical procedure which links the end of the small intestine to an opening in the abdomen, and began to receive calls from suppliers who asked him whether it was time for him to order more equipment.

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  • This roughage is important in prevention of constipation and may be beneficial in preventing colon cancer and diverticulosis, the development of small pouches off the intestine.

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