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  •  There's also a hepato-biliary circulation which (0+ / 0-)

    cycles derivatives of cholesterol around between the gut and the liver - lots of places to tweak uptake and synthesis.



    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:51:41 PM PST

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    •  Those derivatives (0+ / 0-)

      serve a different function, and shouldn't be messed with too much - they largely help to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and to break down fatty crystals in the bile which can form the nuclei of gallstones.

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