Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids (cont.)
What are fatty acids?
Fatty acids serve as energy for the muscles, heart, and other organs, as building blocks for cell membranes, and as energy storage for the body. Those fatty acids not used up as energy are converted into triglycerides. A triglyceride is a molecule formed by attaching three fatty acids onto a glycerol compound that serves as a backbone. Triglycerides are then stored in the body as fat (adipose) tissue.
What are saturated fatty acids?
What are monounsaturated fatty acids?
What are polyunsaturated fatty acids?
What are essential fatty acids?
What are omega-3 fatty acids?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014
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