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Why isn't fat carried into the small intesting by the portal vein?
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Dr. Steve Kagan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Anatomy
Simple answer - the portal venous system carries blood away from the intestines to the liver (where nutrients are metabolized).

In brief: Anatomy
Simple answer - the portal venous system carries blood away from the intestines to the liver (where nutrients are metabolized).
Dr. Steve Kagan
Dr. Steve Kagan
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Fat's in portal vein
The fat particles digested and absorbed from the small intestine are indeed carried by the hepatic portal vein, from the small intestine to the liver, for processing into the types of fatty "lipids" the human body needs.
Over the thousands of years that humans roamed the earth in search for food, they evolved this efficient system for removing the maximum amount of nutrients from the intestines.

In brief: Fat's in portal vein
The fat particles digested and absorbed from the small intestine are indeed carried by the hepatic portal vein, from the small intestine to the liver, for processing into the types of fatty "lipids" the human body needs.
Over the thousands of years that humans roamed the earth in search for food, they evolved this efficient system for removing the maximum amount of nutrients from the intestines.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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