The Role of enzyme supplementation in digestive disorders (Human Anatomy and Physiology)
The article gives a review of enzyme supplements used to relieve disorders in digesting and absorption. The article aims at showing the role of enzymes in solving digestion disorders, through conducted experiments and their results explained, the article aims at making the reader understand the role of enzymes in digestion.
The author of the article has not conducted any direct experiment, but has referred to an experiment. The experiment referred by the author uses units of Lipase and units of oryzae, the experiment was conducted on Dogs whose weight varied from 15-21kg. The control of the experiment was having the animals consume 46 grams of fat a day. For three weeks the animals weight would be measured and a sample of their excrete taken after every three days, for measurements on fat excreted to be taken.( Klaue P. 29)
The experiment came with the following findings; there was not a significant difference in the stool bulk of the animals, as it had been examined before the experiment began and after the experiment also no significant change in the fecal fat for both animals that were treated with plant-based lipase and those treated on pancreatic based lipase. However there was significant change noted in stool bulk and fat excretion of treated animals compared to that of untreated animals.
A similar experiment was conducted on human beings with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and steatorrhoea , the patients were grouped into two, first group consisted of those who had had the Whipples procedure while the other group consisted of those who had not gone through the procedure. The enzyme preparations in this revealed a notable change in the fecal fat excretion totals daily and total stool bulk. (Masson M. 303-306)
The conclusion from the experiment is that the enzymes aided in digestion thus reducing the amount of waste excreted. The conclusions support enzyme therapy in treatment of digestion disorders as well as absorption disorders, animal based enzymes are the best for this.
Yes the Conclusions support the experiment which is in relation to the thesis statement, and they lead the way to look at other questions.
Yes the writer of the article is biased while writing the article and in the conduction of the experiments mentioned in the article. The writer seems to write only about specific disorders and seems to be promoting the use of some pharmaceutical products.
A medical professional should not be allowed to present a research that seems to promote certain pharmaceutical products. By doing this a medical researcher will tend to only write on the benefits and skip the side effects of the product. Such bias will not provide the full information needed about a pharmaceutical product. This may be misleading as the writer will onlyrepresent the good side of the products to please the sponsors.
I have learnt a lot in anatomy especially in the chapter of digestion. The materials in this article have helped me understand the concepts taught over the semester in relation to digestion in anatomy.
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