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    How are the resulting products of fat digestion absorbed into the body fluids?

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    The outside of animal cells are known as the plasma membrane, also known as the lipid bilayer. The lipid bilayer acts as a barrier and keeps certain molecules inside the cell and other molecules out of the cell. There must be a way to get molecules into and out of the cell. The lipid bilayer does allow hydrophobic molecules such as oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to diffuse across the bilayer because the internal part of the lipid bilayer is hydrophobic. Small uncharged polar molecules, such as water, urea and glycerol, are also able to diffuse across the lipid bilayer.

    The liver produces bile. The galbladder helps to break fat down into small particles. Enzymes help with the digestion of the fat. After the digested fat or lipids are absorbed. It is the bile that helps the fats move through the body. Some lipids do not reach the small intestine and instead enter the circulatory system. So the fats are stored in the body in different forms, if they do not go through the body. Some is stored (cholesterol) . Other forms are used for energy and finally the rest goes through the body.

    I hope this helps you understand the process of lipid digestion and storage so that you can fully complete your assignment. Good luck!

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