• Bile
    • Mixture of bile salts and cholesterol
    • Manufactured in the liver
    • Stored in the gallbladder
    • Released into the duodenum 
    • Function 
      • Bile salts emulsify fats in the duodenum, which breaks them down into smaller hydrophilic micelles
        • Micelles are needed because fat clumps together in aqueous intestinal fluid, which reduces the surface area on which the pancreatic enzyme lipase can act