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15th Edition
Sizer + 3 others
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Textbook Problem

Bile is essential for fat digestion because it

  1. splits triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol.
  2. emulsifies fats in the small intestine.
  3. works as a hormone to suppress appetite.
  4. emulsifies fat in the stomach.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Bile is produced by the liver that helps in lipid digestion in small intestine and it is green or yellowish brown color fluid.

Explanation

Explanation of correct answer:

Option (b) is the correct answer because bile is essential for fat digestion. It emulsifies fats in the small intestine as bile having acidic property which helps in digestion and absorption of fat and fat soluble vitamins in the small intestine. Hence, option (b) is the correct option.

Explanation of incorrect answer:

Option (a) is ‘splits triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol’...

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