Where does it absorb?

On January 4, 2010, in Fat Solubles, Minerals, Vitamins, Water Solubles, by Andrea

Here’s something that shows where things are absorbed in the digestive tract.  While it’s not overly specific (ie beta-carotene rather than vitamin A in the duodenum) it’s still a good tool.

Please note that the shaded areas are bypassed in an RNY patient.  Thanks go to Vitalady for this graphic.  I like it better than the others that have been floating around since there are no misspellings…

(Want a larger view?  Click on it twice.)

RNY Malabsorption