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Biology

Asked by Noor · a month ago

Why are fats not absorbed into the bloodstream rather into lacteals? What are the benefits of doing so? And what are the consequences of not doing it?

Fats need to be broken down into fatty acids and glycerol before entering the bloodstream. Fats are large insoluble molecule and therefore would not be able to pass through the membrane of the gut (where you have the lacteal which inside the villi) neither the bloodstream. Remember the capillaries themselves are one cell thick. Large molecules can not pass into bloodstream. They must be digested.... more

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