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3.5: Macronutrient Digestion Review

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  • The following figures review the digestion of the different macronutrients.

    Carbohydrate Digestion

    Figure 3.51 Review of carbohydrate digestion1

    Protein Digestion

    Figure 3.52 Review of protein digestion1

    Lipid Digestion

    Figure 3.53 Review of triglyceride digestion1

    Cholesterol Ester and Phospholipid Digestion

    Figure 3.54 Review of cholesterol ester and phospholipid digestion1

    After digestion, the products below are ready for uptake into the enterocyte.

    Figure 3.55 Macronutrient digestion products ready for uptake into the enterocyte

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