The transverse colon’s function is to extract water and nutrients from digested foods or materials that pass through the digestive tract. The transverse colon is the longest section of the colon. Its location is across t... More »

Diverticular disease is a condition that occurs when a person has problems that occur from small sacs that have formed and push outward through weak spots in the colon wall, according to National Institute of Diabetes an... More »

Irritable or sensitive bowel, constipation and colitis are common colon problems, says the Cleveland Clinic. Colonic diverticula and polyps are also common problems individuals may experience with their colons. More »

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The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, is the last section of the digestive tract. The colon consists of the cecum, the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum.  Whil... More »

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The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, removes excess nutrients to form stools and transports this product to the rectum. This organ is part of the digestive system and is essential in the removal of waste. More »

The main advantage of having an intact digestive tract is that the organs in this system work together to ensure thorough absorption of nutrients from food. WebMD describes the process of digestion as the process of turn... More »

The small intestine's major function is to absorb food and nutrients. When food enters the stomach, acid begins to break it down, and some nutrients are absorbed in the stomach. Then the food passes into the small intest... More »