Lipids/ Fats

Lipids/ Fats & Your Body


  • In the body they take the form of phospholipids, cholesterol and fatty acids
  • fats play a role in obesity and disease
  • your body needs a certain amount of fat to function -- also known as essential body fat


  • soybean oil, canola oil, flaxseed, walnuts and fatty fish, such as salmon, trout and herring corn oil and safflower oil
  • beef, pork, lamb, butter, milk and cheeses.


  • the consumption of excess amounts of saturated fats has been recognized as the most important dietary factor to increase levels of cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis is the build-up of cholesterol on the walls of arteries , which may eventually result in the blocking of blood flow
  • type II diabetes
  • obesity

Other Facts!

  • Fats and oils are not polymers like carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Lipids are made up of fatty acids and glycerol. The most common arrangement is found in triglycenrides.


F- Fatty acids and glycerol make up lipids

A-Atherosclerosis is an effect of too much lipids

T-Trans fatty acids are the result of taking a liquid fat and making it solid.

S-soybean oil