Digestion and Absorption of Lipids

  • Anil Gupta


Lipids are important source of energy for living organisms. A healthy adult person requires around 2800 calories per day. It is recommended that around 20–35% of daily calories should be furnished by dietary lipids. Calorific value of fats is (9 calories/g). An adult person should consume around 60–90 g of fats per day. Intake of calories from saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids should be <10% and 2% of total calories, respectively, per day.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Gupta
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiochemistryEklavya Dental College and HospitalKotputliIndia

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