Fatty Acids, Fats, and Other Lipids
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Lipids are a varied group of molecules that include fats, oils, waxes, steroids, hormones, and some vitamins. Survey the fats that obsess us in our diets and body shapes, notably triglycerides in their saturated and unsaturated forms. Then explore the role lipids play in energy storage and cell membrane structure, and cover the multitude of health benefits of the lipid vitamins: A, D, E, and K.