Fat metabolism is understood to mean, on the one hand, the breakdown of dietary fats in the digestive tract, i.e. fat digestion and transport via the thoracic duct into the venous blood, and, on the other hand, oxidative metabolism in the body for the purpose of energy production and degradation and conversion to synthesis precursors of vitamins, steroid hormones and bile acids.
During digestion, fats and fat-like substances are emulsified by gastric motor activity and are already partially broken down. This continues in the intestine until finally tiny fat droplets are formed by the bile juice.
Through food we absorb the following lipids:
– Triglycerides (vegetable oils etc.)
– Cholesterol (eggs, meat, etc.)
– Fatty acids of different size and saturation.
The chip should optimally support the fat metabolism.