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Unformatted text preview: lipoproteins called chylomicrons. Chylomicrons are taken up into the lymphatic fluid and carried to the blood, which carries them to the rest of the body. Any remaining unabsorbed lipids are metabolized by the bacteria that live in the large intestine. Lipids are stored in the body in adipose tissue (the layer of fat that lies under the skin and around the internal organs). The lipids stored in adipose tissue are available for energy when energy is needed. Besides being stored in adipose tissue, lipids are an important component of cells, especially cells in the nervous system and brain. They also provide the lubricating oils that soften our skin....
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