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Fatty acids and glycerol are absorbed via the villi in the small intestine, the lacteals, and then into the lymphatic system.

Why are lipids absorbed into the lymphatic system? What happens to then there?

Also: Why are lipids important for function of the human body?

Thanks for the help. Revision for exam :)

Answer
www.ehow.com/how-does_4909593_how-​lipids-digested.html
http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/smallgut/absorb_lipids.h
http://www.livestrong.com/article/503008-digestion-absorption-of-protein-fats/
Why are lipids important for function of the human body
www.ehow.com/about_5095731_lipids-used-​body.html
www.livestrong.com/...role-do-lipids-​play-in-the-human-body
Lipids are essentially fat. They provide cushion for our organ system, insulates (keep us warm), cell membrane fluidity, and is a source of energy. Lipids are important because they give cell walls fluidity. They also can be used as insulation of heat in humans. b/c they store energy  

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