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A 52-year-old man comes to the physician because of ...

Triglyceride

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submitted by sne(17),

Alcoholic = pancreatic insufficiency. Linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acid can be absorbed without pancreatic lipases since they're just free fatty acids. Triglycerides need to be broken down by lipases before absorption.

Bile acids are the main method for eliminating cholesterol, not pancreatic enzymes