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Water and Your Digestive System

 Water -- the great dissolver 

Most WATER is taken into your body through the large intestine. It is about 60 inches long, or around 5 feet. Food is taken into the body through the small intestine. It is about 23 FEET LONG! In the picture below, try to follow the path that food and water take through your body, starting with where it enters your mouth!

 the digestive tract 

The digestive tract picture above was borrowed from the
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)  website.

And don't forget to check the correct path through the body, below.

My Health My World Explorations for Children and Adults are publications of the Center for Educational Outreach  at Baylor College of Medicine , made possible by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. For more information, contact Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.


Correct Path Through the Body!

 the digestive tract, with path marked 




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