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Liver, gallbladder and pancreasLLiver, gallbladder and pancreasLiver, gallbladder and pancreasEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)AbdomenDigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how the liver, gall bladder and pancreas help the body digest food.<br></p><p>The liver, pancreas and gall bladder are called accessory organs. This means they work with the <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1467&language=English">GI tract</a> to break down food.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The liver digests food by producing bile to break down fats, removing toxins and breaking down and storing some vitamins and minerals.</li> <li>The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.</li> <li> The gall bladder stores the bile that is produced by the liver. When needed, bile passes into the small intestine, where it breaks down fat.</li></ul>
Le foie, le pancréas et la vésicule biliaireLLe foie, le pancréas et la vésicule biliaireLiver, gallbladder and pancreasFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)AbdomenDigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez de quelle façon le foie, la vésicule biliaire et le pancréas aident le corps à digérer les aliments.</p><p>Le foie, le pancréas et la vésicule biliaire sont appelés organes auxiliaires. Ceci signifie qu’ils travaillent de concert avec <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1467&language=French">le tube digestif</a> afin de dégrader les aliments.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le foie digère les aliments en produisant la bile afin de dégrader les matières grasses, éliminer les toxines et extraire et stocker certaines vitamines et certains minéraux.</li> <li>Le pancréas produit des enzymes qui aident à dégrader les protéines, les matières grasses et les glucides.</li> <li>La vésicule biliaire entrepose la bile qui est produite par le foie. Au besoin, la bile passe dans le petit intestin où elle dégrade les matières grasses.</li></ul>

 

 

Liver, gallbladder and pancreas1468.00000000000Liver, gallbladder and pancreasLiver, gallbladder and pancreasLEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)AbdomenDigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZElly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how the liver, gall bladder and pancreas help the body digest food.<br></p><p>The liver, pancreas and gall bladder are called accessory organs. This means they work with the <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1467&language=English">GI tract</a> to break down food.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The liver digests food by producing bile to break down fats, removing toxins and breaking down and storing some vitamins and minerals.</li> <li>The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.</li> <li> The gall bladder stores the bile that is produced by the liver. When needed, bile passes into the small intestine, where it breaks down fat.</li></ul><h2>Liver<br></h2><p>The liver is the largest gland in the body, weighing about 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) in an adult. The liver has many roles in the <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1467&language=English">digestive system</a>. For example, it:</p><ul><li>produces a green fluid called bile, which breaks down fats</li><li>removes wastes and toxins from the body</li><li>breaks down nutrients and stores some vitamins and minerals.</li></ul> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Accessory organs of the digestive system</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_digestive_system_accessory_organs_EN.jpg" alt="Identification of liver, gallbladder and pancreas" /> </figure> <h2>Pancreas</h2><p>The pancreas is located below the stomach. It produces a mix of enzymes that together are called pancreatic juice. This juice helps neutralize the very acidic chyme when it enters the small intestine. Pancreatic juice also helps us to digest <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1444&language=English">proteins</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1445&language=English">fats</a> and <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1443&language=English">carbohydrates</a>.</p><h2>Gall bladder</h2><p>The gall bladder is a pouch-shaped organ that stores the bile produced by the liver. The gall bladder shares a vessel, called the common bile duct, with the liver. When bile is needed, it moves through the common bile duct into the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. It is here that the bile breaks down fat.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_digestive_system_accessory_organs_EN.jpgLiver, gallbladder and pancreasFalse

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