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In the small intestine, bile salts (exist in the bile that is secreted by the liver and temporarily stored in the gall bladder)emulsify fats. The bile salts lower the surface tension of the fats, that is, they reduce the attractive forces between the fat molecules. This causes the fats to break into tiny fat droplets suspended in water, forming an emulsion. Note that this is only a physical break-up of the fats; no chemical break-up of the fats has occurred yet. Emulsification increases the surface area to volume ratio of the fats, speeding up their digestions by lipase (both pancreatic lipase and intestinal lipase) to fatty acids and glycerol.
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What are fats digested into?

Fats in foods break down into fatty acids and glycerols.

How is fat digested?

Fat is digested in the beginning of the small intestine by a enzyme  called bile   bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder(a  small sack connected t

Where are fats digested?

Fats are broken down from larger glycerol and triglyceride  molecules throughout the digestive tract, eventually becoming  chylomicrons that are excocytized through the duod

How do you digest fats?

Lipase is the digestive enzyme that hydrolyzes fats. Fats are often large, complex molecules, and their digestion usually takes longer than that of simpler molecules like carb

Digestion of fats?

The digestion of fats is accomplished in two stages. First the emulsification stage requires bile to break the fat down into smaller particles, then the pancreas secretes panc

What digests fats?

Bile or gall is a bitter-tasting, dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver of most vertebrates, that aids the process of digestion of lipids in the

Digestion of fat?

Digestion of fats and other lipids begin in the small intestine and relies on the production of bile. Bile contains salts, which act as detergents (emulsifiers) that aid in di

How does the digestion of fats differ from the digestion of carbohydrates?

Digestion of fats and other lipids begin in the small intestine and relies on the production of bile. Bile contains salts, which act as detergents (emulsifiers) that aid in di

What is the digestion of fats?

  The digestion of fats is referred to as emulsification and is assisted by bile from the liver and gallbladder. Then lacteals, which are small tubes inside of villi in th

Where are fats and oils digested in the digestive system?

All foods and liquids begin digestion in the stomach. Oils and fats require the gallbladder to add "bile" to the digestive process in the stomach. Gallbladders that become "sa