Volume XLVIII Issue III
BY SAWYER: NEWS EDITOR
NEW BRUNSWICK—Research scientists at Robert Wood Johnson have discovered the much theorized organ they call the “dessert stomach”.
Led by Doctors Gastreaux and Testinalé, the group published findings in the Anatomic Research Journal. “This second stomach has been hidden for years underneath the main stomach. No one ever noticed it before since all past research was performed on dead bodies. Rather than dissecting this time, we used advanced noninvasive imaging technology to observe the digestive system throughout a meal.”
When they initially set out on this venture, the research group sought an explanation of “how the tummy turns food to poo-poo”, an age long mystery. What they saw was entering via the esophagus and sitting.
This occurred when appetizers and entrees were eaten; there, they saw that they were slowly dissolved. But the stomach filled up. The subject was then asked what he’d like for dessert: pie or cake.
At this point in the video, a pouch below the full stomach inflated and traveled upward. As dessert was consumed, it was deposited directly into the sac.This pouch is described as the “dessert stomach”, the reason people don’t instinctively save room for dessert.
The research offers explanation of why I’ll still go for a rich slice of cheesecake even after I’m full. There is far reaching potential for this discovery and it shows off Rutgers’s status as a premier research institution.
Gastreaux’s group is expected to continue this line of research and continue to grow its great influence on the field of gastronomy and anatomy. Such instances of great discovery highlight the advantage of Rutgers’s recent acquisition of RWJ.
The scientists are still sifting through the video, but at the moment, they believe that doody is made by magic when food reaches the rectum.