Unformatted text preview: As food travels through the small intestine bile from the liver and gallbladder help digest and absorb fat while enzymes and bicarbonate from the pancreas also helps the digestive process. Material not absorbed by the small intestine moves through a sphincter, which keeps the material from reentering the small intestine, to the large intestine. The colon and rectum are included in the large intestine. The absorption of some water and some vitamins and minerals occurs in the colon. Materials not absorbed by the colon leave the body in waste as feces. The anus, which is attached to the end of the colon, is the external opening of the digestive tract where feces leave the body. (n.d.). Retrieved April 6, 2010, from http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/sci225/sci225-digestivetract.html: http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/sci225/sci225-digestivetract.html Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition: Everyday choices. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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