Bile plays a critical role in the breakdown of fats in the body, helping the small intestine absorb the fat consumed through diet. The compound forms in the liver and is comprised of cholesterol, lecithin, pigments, salts, and, of course, bilirubin (once it is conjugated). It also allows for the absorption of vitamins A, D, and E. The gallbladder stores bile between meals.
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