Characteristics of Fat-Soluble Vitamins
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The fat and oil portion of foods
With fat encased in chylomicrons that enter the lymphatic system before circulating in the bloodstream
Transportation Through the Blood
Attach to protein carriers because fat is not soluble in watery blood
When Consumed in Excess of Need
Are stored-primarily in the liver and adipose tissue
Safety of Consuming High Intakes Through Supplements
Can be toxic; this applies primarily to vitamins A and D; large doses of vitamins E and K are considered relatively nontoxic
Frequency of Intake
Generally do not have to be consumed daily because the body can retrieve them from storage as needed
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