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October 1972

The Roles of Bile Acids During the Process of Normal Fat and Cholesterol Absorption

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Service, St. Luke's Hospital Center, and the Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(4):574-583. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650040100009

This review places into perspective the present understanding of the influence of bile acids upon the physiologic processes of intestinal triglyceride, fat-soluble vitamins, and cholesterol digestion and absorption. Important past concepts are reviewed, the current views concerning the interrelationship of these biologic detergents with dietary lipids are considered in depth, and the areas in which present knowledge is inadequate are discussed.

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