Lipid Digestion and Metabolism
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Lipid Digestion and Metabolism

Understand the different types of dietary lipids, including triglycerides, cholesterol, and phospholipids, and how they are digested in the mouth and stomach.

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What is the primary function of triglycerides in the body?

Energy production when glucose is unavailable

Where does chemical and mechanical digestion of lipids occur?

Mouth

What is the role of bile salts in lipid digestion?

Emulsifying lipids to facilitate digestion

How are long-chain fatty acids absorbed?

<p>By mixed micelle formation with bile salts</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the product of β-oxidation of fatty acids?

<p>Acetyl-CoA, FADH2, and NADH</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the precursor for fatty acid synthesis?

<p>Acetyl-CoA and NADPH</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of ketone bodies?

<p>Energy source when glucose is not readily available</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are ketone bodies produced?

<p>Liver</p> Signup and view all the answers

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