TITLE

STRUCTURE AND METABOLISM OF LIPIDS

AUTHOR(S)
Harrison, George G.; Maguire, Greg; Boros, Laszlo
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36147382

 

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