Digestion helps the body absorb nutrients from food for nourishment, energy and cell tissue repair, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK. Food must be broken down by... More »

Because owls eat their prey whole, they require a special digestive system consisting of a two-chambered stomach: the glandular stomach and gizzard. When an owl eats its prey, the prey first passes into the glandular sto... More »

Food digestion takes approximately six to eight hours. The length of time depends on several factors, including type of food eaten, gender and digestive issues, such as diverticulosis or lactose intolerance, notes the Ma... More »

Urodynamic testing for female urinary incontinence is a variety of procedures that evaluate the performance of the bladder, urethra and sphincters in storing and releasing urine, according to the National Institute of Di... More »

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The breakdown of foods such as beans and certain fruits and vegetables, combined with the swallowing of air, causes excessive gas in the digestive tract, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and ... More »

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A carbohydrate-counting chart is beneficial for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics because keeping track of daily carbohydrate intake helps diabetics control their blood glucose levels, reports the National Institute of Diabetes... More »

There are a variety of foods that can cause fecal incontinence or bowel leakage, including dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, chocolate and sugar says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kid... More »

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