Lipase Health Topic
Learn More About Lipase
Lipase is an enzyme necessary for the absorption and digestion of nutrients in the intestines. This digestive enzyme is responsible for breaking down lipids (fats), in particular triglycerides. Lipase is primarily produced in the pancreas but is also produced in the mouth and stomach. Pancreatic enzymes have been studied as part of the treatment for celiac disease. Lipase, along with other pancreatic enzymes, may help in the treatment of this condition by enhancing the benefit of a gluten-free diet. In a study, supplements containing lipase and other pancreatic enzymes were found to reduce bloating, gas, and fullness following a high-fat meal, symptoms which are commonly associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Lipase on Wikipedia
Lipases perform essential roles in the digestion, transport and processing of dietary lipids (e.g. triglycerides, fats, oils) in most, if not all, living organisms.
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