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Fats and lipids
Lipid is the scientific term that refers to all fats, cholesterol, and other fat-like substances that don't dissolve in water. Lipids are essential nutrients for the healthy functioning of the human...
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Fatty acids
Fatty acids are a very important constituent of lipids (fats). It's possible to differentiate between the fats and the specific characteristics they contribute. Fatty acids are differentiated by the...
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Saturated fatty acids
Saturated fatty acids are a constituent of lipids. Fats containing a lot of saturated fatty acids are solid at room temperatures (e.g., butter, lard, hydrogenated fats, etc.). They are particularly...
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Monounsaturated fatty acids
Monounsaturated fatty acids are a constituent of lipids. Fats, which contain monounsaturated fatty acids are liquid at room temperatures, which means they have a low melting point. They're also...
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Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Polyunsaturated fatty acid are a constituent of lipids. Fats, which contain a large proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids, are liquid at room temperatures but are unstable in the presence of...
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Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is present in almost all body tissues, but is mainly concentrated in the liver, blood, and brain. Cholesterol travels in the blood with protein carriers...
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Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the major lipid in the body and the diet; they are composed of three fatty acids and a glycerol molecule. Triglycerides are essential to metabolism: - high calorie content (9 kcal...
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