Lipid: nm “Lipid” is the scientific name for fats made up of fatty acids and an important source of energy provided by food (1 g of lipids provides 9 Kcal or 39 kJ). The lipids present in the body, like those provided by food, are 95% triglycerides (combination of a glycerol molecule with three fatty acids) and phospho-lipids. Our brain contains between 50 and 70% lipids.
Dietary lipids are either saturated (derived from fats...
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