How does the digestive system work?

The digestive system is a complex network of organs with varying and specific functions. Food, fluid and waste products are pushed along the digestive tract by muscular contractions.

Typically, the time taken for food to go from the mouth to the anus is from 12 to 48 hours.

Read more about the structure and function of the digestive system from the specialist’s point of view at the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s website.

Take a close look at the seven key organs of the digestive tract at The Gut Foundation.

How do you maintain a healthy digestive system? Hear from the specialist’s point of view at the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s website.

Information about The Digestive System.