Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids
Medical Author: Gregory Thomas, M.D.
What is fat?
Triglycerides are where most of the fat calories are stored. In addition to providing energy, fat also serves other functions, for example, cholesterol and phospholipids are components of cell membranes and sheaths surrounding nerve cells. Cholesterol is also important for the production of bile acids and other hormones (such as sex hormones and adrenal hormones).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014