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The 2nd step in lipid metabolism is absorption of fats. Short chain fatty acids can be absorbed inside the stomach, whilst most absorption of fat occurs only in the small intestines. Once the triglycerides are broken down into person fatty acids and glycerols, together with cholesterol, they may mixture into systems referred to as micelles. Fatty acids and monoglycerides go away the micelles and diffuse throughout the membrane to go into the intestinal epithelial cells. In the cytosol of epithelial cells, fatty acids and monoglycerides are recombined again into triglycerides. In the cytosol of epithelial cells, triglycerides and cholesterol are packaged into larger debris known as chylomicrons that are amphipathic structures that transport digested lipids. Chylomicrons will journey thru the bloodstream to go into adipose and other tissues inside the body.