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Intestinal Absorption of Lipids

BIOCHM-RQHFON

Which of the following statements about absorption of dietary lipids in the intestine is correct?

A

Dietary triacylglycerol (TAG) must be completely hydrolyzed to free fatty acids (FFA) and glycerol prior to absorption.

B

Dietary triacylglycerol (TAG) must be partially hydrolyzed to free fatty acids (FFA) and monoacylglycerol prior to absorption.

C

Fatty acids containing twelve or fewer carbons are absorbed primarily by the lymphatic system.

D

The presence of bile salts inhibits release of free fatty acids (FFA) from triacylglycerol (TAG).

E

Chylomicron formation is independent of protein synthesis in intestinal mucosa.