bile juice

Asked by  | 4th May, 2009, 05:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Fats are present in the form of large globules in intestine which makes it difficult for enzymes to act on them. Bile salts present in bile juice breaks down fats into smaller globules (i.e. emulsifies fats). This increases the surface area of fats to help enzyme action and also aids in their absorption.

In addition, bile juice also makes the acidic food coming from the stomach alkaline, so that pancreatic enzymes can act on them.

 

Answered by  | 5th May, 2009, 01:53: PM

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