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Dietary fats are absorbed into the body in your stomach or your intestine?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Intestine: Fats are absorbed in the intestine. The stomach does not absorb nutrients. It secretes hydrochloric acid to start the digestive process. Bile will mix with the processed food in the intestine to facilitate absorption by acting like a detergent.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2012

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