The pancreas produces the enzymes used to digest food and the hormones, such as insulin, that are needed to store energy from food. Pancreatic diseases and damage to the pancreas can lead to digestive problems, malnutrition and diabetes. Read more . . .
Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology — Cell Physiology reports.