00:00:00 Dr. Crawford and Dr. Steele discuss the normal functioning of the digestive system and the potential effects of pancreatic cancer and its treatment on nutrition.
00:05:00 The importance of salivary glands and stomach in the digestive process.
00:10:00 Relation between the roles of the stomach in digestion and nutrition.
00:15:00 The complex role of the nervous system, specifically the enteric nervous system, in digestion.
00:20:00 Functions of different regions of the stomach in aiding digestion.
00:25:00 Potential for cellular plasticity in the digestive system, specifically in the case of a total pancreatectomy or after a Whipple procedure.
00:30:00 Roles of various organs in the digestive system, including the pancreas – which is described as having both endocrine and exocrine functions.
00:35:00 The role of the pancreas in regulating glucose levels through the production of insulin and glucagon.
00:40:00 Consequences of losing parts of the digestive tract during surgeries like the Whipple and pancreatectomy.
00:45:00 Personal experiences with digestion and nutrition are shared, specifically regarding the absorption of certain vitamins and fats.
00:50:00 Absorption of nutrients and the role of the microbiome in various parts of the digestive system.
00:55:00 How chemotherapy can affect the endothelial cells in veins and arteries, potentially altering their functionality.
01:00:00 Ongoing clinical trials aimed at preventing pancreatic cancer recurrence.