Harrison, George G.; Maguire, Greg; Boros, Laszlo
March 2008
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
This article discusses the structure and metabolism of lipids with a particular focus on triglycerides. Lipids have an important role in the body and serve as energy stores as well as essential components of all cell membranes. The triglyceride molecule is composed of glycerol, an alcohol, and three fatty acids. The body must separate the fatty acids from the glycerol in order for triglycerides to be metabolized.


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