Unformatted text preview: Furthermore when discussing lipids, bile is produced in the liver and is discharged from the gallbladder disintegrating the fats into smaller molecules. Those smaller molecules are broken down by material produced by the pancreas, enzymes. The smaller molecules are called micelles, which are added to the absorption of the lipids. At this point the discharged bile returns to the liver. The production of bile is how lipids move within the body to be digested and absorbed in the small intestine. The absorption of lipids in the small intestine is constructed into lipoproteins and enters into the blood flowing through our circulatory system. After this transition starts the lipids are collected and put aside in the body in various forms such as cholesterol and energy to be used simultaneously or stored for later use....
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- Spring '09