Functions of Fats

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Supply

The main function of fats are to supply energy for the body so protein doesn't have to be used for energy and can be used to build and repair tissue instead. Fats in an oxidation process provide almost twice as much energy as carbohydrates. Some fats also supply the body with essential fatty acids.

Temperature insulation and other functions

Fat cells insulate your body and help sustain a normal core body temperature of (37 degrees celsius)


Other stored fats surround vital organs and keep them protected from sudden movement or impacts.


Fats can also help in forming the structural materials of cells and tissues such as the cell membrane.

Vitamin absorption

Fats also carry fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A,D,E and K and help in the absorption of these vitamins into the intestines.

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