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Why do lipase inhibitors not completely stop all the fat from being absorbed?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Orlistst lipase inhi
Orlistat is a lipase inhibiter and has a role in fat absorption, but the dosage approved by fda, are not enough to affect 100% blockage of fat absorption.
Only 25 to 30% of fat is not absorped by taking the approved doses of orlistat.

In brief: Orlistst lipase inhi
Orlistat is a lipase inhibiter and has a role in fat absorption, but the dosage approved by fda, are not enough to affect 100% blockage of fat absorption.
Only 25 to 30% of fat is not absorped by taking the approved doses of orlistat.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Total blockage of fat absorption would be unhealthful since body needs fats like omega-3's & others for cell membranes, brain function, etc. Blocking all fats might adversely affect absorption of needed fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
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