About The Author

Yuanjie Pang is a researcher employed at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. Yuanjie holds a ScM in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBBs from Peking University Health Science Center. Her DPhil research involves investigating metabolic risk factors (i.e. adiposity, diabetes and physical activity) and cancer in the China Kadoorie Biobank.

What Is Acute Pancreatitis And Who Are At A Higher Risk?

The pancreas is located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and produces pancreatic juices which contain digestive enzymes, and these enzymes help to break down food and absorb nutrients in the small intestine. The pancreas also produces hormones (including insulin) that control blood glucose. Common diseases of the pancreas include pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.