Lipids Digestion and Absorption


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Where does fat digestion take place?

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1. Pancreatic lipase breaks fats down into which two digestive products?

2. Which of the following best defines bile salts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at how fats are converted into something useful for our bodies. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of lipid digestion and absorption. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the location where the digestion of fat takes place as well as the two digestive products of pancreatic lipase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Where fat digestion takes place
  • Two digestive products of pancreatic lipase
  • Definition of bile salts
  • How fat digestion differs from protein digestion
  • Lymphatic capillaries that digested fats enter

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where fat digestion takes place and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the two digestive products of pancreatic lipase
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as fat digestion and protein and carbohydrate digestion

Additional Learning

To learn more about why we need to keep fats in our diet, review the corresponding lesson titled, Lipids Digestion and Absorption. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the characteristics of lipids
  • Identify where lipids start to get broken down
  • Describe how they are broken down in your body
  • Explain the role of bile salts in your digestive tract
  • Appreciate how fats are used in the body for its proper functioning