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6 Answered Questions for the topic Digestive System

Digestive System Biochemistry Human Biology

05/14/19

Why do people say that trans fatty acids are bad for your health?

I've heard from several sources that trans FAs are bad for you and their consumption will lead to cardiac problems, and that they are indigestible.But I also learned from biochemistry that they... more
Digestive System Microbiology Human Biology

05/06/19

Why is the microbial ecosystem of the gut so susceptible to disruption by pathogens?

From all accounts, it seems as if the Escherichia, Enterobacter, etc. that live and thrive in the human gut are pretty well entrenched. I know that these microbial populations are often analyzed as... more
Digestive System Biology Zoology

04/20/19

Are humans the only animal that requires "clean water"?

I've seen a number of animals - dogs, cats, squirrels, ducks and geese, etc drink from puddles, some of them were muddy, others had green flora growing under water. Same goes for lakes and rivers.... more
Digestive System Microbiology Health

04/20/19

Does freezing microorganisms such as probiotics kill them?

Does freezing microorganisms such as probiotics kill them? If not, what is the process that allows them to "come back to life" after the temperatures are increased? As an example, lets say you... more
Digestive System Anatomy & Physiology

05/06/17

What is the digestive hormone that dilates intestinal capillaries?

 What is the digestive hormone that dilates intestinal capillaries?
Digestive System Villis Small Intestine

05/05/17

Why are villis numerous

Why are villis so numerous  

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