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



  • 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.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 14 years and a teacher from the past 18 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo