How are fats digested in our bodies? Where does this process take place?

Answer

 

  • The majority of Fats are digested in the small intestine of our bodies.
  • Breakdown of fats is done with the help of an enzyme called lipase that is secreted from the pancreas.
  • Lipase causes emulsification of fats , meaning that fats are broken down to give fatty acids and glycerol , which are much smaller in size and water soluble. 
  • These get absorbed by the wall of the small intestine easily and then get transported to other parts of the body through the bloodstream.
  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 6 Class 10 - Life Processes (Term 1)

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