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What is bile?

Bile is a liquid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder that aids in the digestion of lipids and transports waste. Bile normally drains from the liver through a number of bile ducts to the duodenum and eventually back to the bile ducts and liver.

Bile is a fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile is excreted into the small intestine, where it helps digest fat.\

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Bile is an alkaline (basic) fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder between meals. Upon eating, bile is discharged into the duodenum where it aids in the digestion of fats.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Bile is a green liquid material made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It surrounds and emulsifies the fat you gobbled down at last night's dinner. After having a pleasant visit in your stomach, food moves into the small intestine and mixes with green bile, which makes fat soluble in water so you can digest food more efficiently.
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