Genetic material from your food is not absorbed by your body

A report in 2012, published in the journal Cell Research, seemed to suggest that genetic material, specifically microRNA, could pass from a person’s small intestine and into their blood stream. These microRNAs are small pieces of genetic code that cells use to modify the expression of certain genes. Think of them as dimmer switches on…

BioBit – The large intestine is your waste treatment plant.

Your large intestine, or colon, is the final stop in your digestive system for your food. It is a wider tube than the small intestine totalling about 1.5 metres in length. It has smooth muscle surrounding it to help propel the waste through the tube. Your large intestine is broken down into 5 main sections: ascending, transverse,…