SARS-CoV-2 binds via its spikes to its receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). ACE2 is also expressed in small intestinal enterocytes, making the intestine a possible entry site. We examined duodenal biopsies from 43 healthy human adults. ACE2 gene expression was directly correlated with age (Spearman’s r= 0.317, p=0.039. With each year duodenal ACE2 expression increased by 0.083 RU. The higher intestinal ACE2 mRNA expression in older patients might make them more susceptible to oral SARS-CoV-2 infection.