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What is the definition or description of: bile acids?

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Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
They digest fats: Bile acids are made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When you ingest a fatty meal, bile acids are released into the intestine to help digest fats and they are necessary for the absorption of certain fat soluble vitamins such as a, d, e and k.

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Dr. John Powelson
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
Produced by liver: Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats in the small intestine.

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