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Chylomicron Particles and The Transport of Fat in the Body

by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD
Posted: February 20

Fat particles are absorbed from the intestinal lumen via chylomicron particles. These particles consist largely of of triglycerides. As a matter of fact, 98 per cent of chylomicrons are triglyceride by weight! Chylomicrons are the form in which dietary fat is transported in the circulatory system.

Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press

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