Item BF068003: During digestion, the fat molecules in the food we eat are broken down into fatty acids.

During digestion, what happens to fat molecules in the food we eat?

  1. They are broken down into carbon dioxide and water.
  2. They are broken down into simple sugars.
  3. They are broken down into fatty acids.
  4. Nothing happens to them.  Other molecules are broken down during digestion but not fat molecules.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall49%
Grades 6–848%
Grades 9–1250%
Male48%
Female50%
Primary Language is English49%
Primary Language is not English43%

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