With respect to human digestive system, consider the following statements:

  1. Maximum digestion of food takes place in stomach
  2. Maximum absorbtion from digested food occurs at walls of large intestine.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because almost 90% of the digestion activity occur in small intestine.
Second statement is incorrect because maximum absorbtion of food takes place at the walls of Small Intestine.On account of coiled structure with many ridges and folds making large surface area of it in contact with digested food, maximum absorbtion of food occur at this place.
Small intestine is longer in size when compared to large intestine.

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