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No matter what your body size or type everyone has some fat storage in their body. These fat stores are used by the body during fasting or starvation to make ATP because the body requires a continuous supply of ATP as a bare maintenance of life. All dietary lipids pass through the stomach to the small intestines for digestion by the pancreatic enzyme lipase (Figure 1). Specific types of lipid building blocks called essential fatty acids must be obtained from the diet because we cannot synthesize them. One example is linoleic acid which is required for the synthesis of certain phospholipids. Lipids are broken down into long chains of fatty acids and glycerides which undergo further breakdown to short chain fatty acids and glycerol. Lipids pass directly to the liver by the hepatic portal vein or pass through the lymphatic system. The liver stores some fats while assembling others, and also produces bile which emulsifies the fats by breaking them up into tiny molecules. Lipids that enter the lymphatic vessels
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BIOL 100 taught by Professor Lee during the Winter '07 term at San Diego State.

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