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OpenStudy (anonymous):

can anyone explain fat digestion in layman's terms.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Sure! n_n Fat digestion will require a special digestion process. It will take much longer than the regular carbohydrate & even the protein digestion process. After any fats enter into someone's stomach, it then leaves into the small intestine, and it will then stimulate the gallbladder. This will force bile into the small intestines. The bile emulsifies the fat into the intestines. These fats are then split into enzymes, fatty acids, and glycerol. After that, the fat is absorbed into the intestines mucosa. Through absorption, these fatty acids and glycerol will recombine, to be a small protein "fats called chylomicrons". These fatty acids, after they converted to the liver, will serve as our energy source. However, these are not used immediately-they are just stored in our adipose tissues, until the body needs it. This tissue is a special tissue, which can only be found in places like the stomach, someone's thighs, etc. These areas have the enzymes, which is necessary for continuing the release and even the production of new fat, for our bodies needs. Hope that helps! n_n

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you that is beautiful!!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Your welcome!! n_n

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