Please type your responses to the following Critical and Reflective Thinking Questions:
1. Starting in the esophagus, trace the path of food through the digestive system. At each organ, indicate anatomical adaptations of the general GI tract tube
structure that enable the functions of that organ. For example, how does the structure of the small intestine aid absorption?
2. Case Study/How Changes in the GI Tract Affect Health: A 40 year old woman weighing 300 pounds has undergone a surgical procedure called gastric banding to help
her lose weight. The diagram shows how her stomach was altered. Why can’t she eats as much food as before? Will the procedure affect nutrient absorption?
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