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How are lipids metabolized in the body?


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2012-08-28 09:23:38
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Lipids are fats, that together with carbohydrates and proteins make up the main parts of cells in organic life. They are a fuel source. Cholesterol is a lipid.

Fat takes longer to break down in the intestinal tract because it does not break down in water. The pancreas secretes an enzyme called lipase that helps to break the fat molecules down into smaller molecules to ease digestion and absorption by the body.


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