Figure 17 U

Fat absorption has several steps.


Absorption Mechanism

Means of Transport


Facilitated diffusion and active transport

Blood in capillaries

Amino acids

Active transport

Blood in capillaries

Fatty acids and glycerol

Facilitated diffusion of glycerol; diffusion of fatty acids into cells

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