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What other systems would fail if it were not for your digestive system?
Question Date: 2018-12-18
Answer 1:

Your digestive system is responsible for digesting food and absorbing sugar and nutrients that fuel biological processes and make proteins. If this source of energy is cut off, the body will first convert fat to energy. When fat stores are used up, the body breaks down proteins in muscle and other organs for energy. Over time, the loss of organ proteins leads to organ break down and ultimately this process stops the heart. Take home message: your gut is vitally important!

Answer 2:

Without your digestive system, your body wouldn't get any food, unless you were fed intravenously, through a needle. Your brain, kidneys, liver, lungs, and other body parts all need food.

Answer 3:

Everything - your digestive system provides energy and nutrients for the rest of you. Without it, you would run out, and starve to death.

Answer 4:

Your digestive system is super important, and without it you wouldn’t be able to survive! Your digestive system provides fuel for all other organs in your body by breaking down food and absorbing the nutrients. Without fuel, all your other organs would eventually shut down. It is like how a car cannot run without fuel. In fact, all of your major organ systems are dependent on each other to run smoothly. Sort of like how all the parts in a car are needed to make it work like a car.

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