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Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach

Michael Mosley finds out what happens inside the stomach by swallowing a camera and using the latest in imaging technology to get a unique guts-eye view of the digestive system.

What's really going on inside your stomach? In this documentary, Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Spending the day as an exhibit at the Science Museum in London, he swallows a tiny camera and uses the latest in imaging technology to get a unique view of his innards digesting his food. He discovers pools of concentrated acid and metres of writhing tubing which is home to its own ecosystem.

Michael lays bare the mysteries of the digestive system - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the human gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 1 Nov 2012 03:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Producer Alicky Sussman
Executive Producer Helen Thomas