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Unformatted text preview: into the large intestine through the sphincter, which helps keep material re-entering the small intestine. The colon and rectum are parts of the large intestine. They absorb water, vitamins, and minerals. The vitamins and minerals that do not get absorbed by the colon are then turned into waste or feces. The feces is then pushed through the large intestine and out the anus. Human Digestion 3 Sources: Cutter, A. (2002). DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:. Monkeyshines on Health & Science , 13. Retrieved from MasterFILE Premier database. C.S. Delores, J. (n.d). Digestion and Absorption. Nutrition and Well-being A-Z , Retrieved from Gale: Health & Wellness Resource Center--Alternative Health Module database....
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