The Metabolic Importance of Unabsorbed Dietary Lipids in the Colon.

Abstract

Digestion and absorption of lipids is a highly efficient process. From Western diets about 95% will be absorbed. This implies that together with lipids from endogenous sources 6-8 g of lipids will enter the colon daily. This input significantly increases during various lipid malabsorption syndromes. It has long been assumed that the biological fate of… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/00365521.1997.11720722

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