where is fat is decompose in our body?

Asked by kartikeya.sharma | 20th Feb, 2010, 11:55: AM

Expert Answer:

Fats are digested in small intestine.

The first step in digestion of a fat is to emulsify it in intestine. The bile acids produced by the liver dissolve fat into tiny droplets and allow pancreatic and intestinal enzymes to break the large fat molecules into smaller ones. Some of these small molecules are fatty acids and cholesterol. The bile acids combine with the fatty acids and cholesterol and help these molecules move into the cells of the mucosa. In these cells the small molecules are formed back into large ones, most of which pass into vessels called lymphatics near the intestine. These small vessels carry the reformed fat to the veins of the chest, and the blood carries the fat to storage depots in different parts of the body.

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2010, 08:16: AM

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