More About Fate of Fat
An overview of how dietary fat gets digested, packaged, and sent to various tissues for storage or energy.
Fate of Fat Background
Protein, carbohydrate, and fat all have their own pathways for metabolism. In the case of fat, it is separated from protein and carbohydrates through the initial digestion process in the stomach. Then, in the small intestine, it is absorbed through the microvilli and is repackaged into a delivery particle called a chylomicron. These chylomicrons travel through the lymphatic system and are delivered to fat cells for storage, or to muscle cells for energy. From Lecture Two of the 2004 Holiday Lectures Series "The Science of Fat."
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The 2004 Holiday Lectures Series "The Science of Fat"
Fate of Fat Credits
Director: Dennis Liu, Ph.D.
Scientific Direction: Ronald Evans, Ph.D.
Scientific Content: Satoshi Amagai, Ph.D.
Animator: Eric Keller