by Eli Basenga
How do living things use lipids?
Lipids, or fats, are used in living things in a wide variety of different ways, including energy storage and insulation. There are other beneficial properties that lipids can be used for, however, such as digestion and helping provide structure for certain parts of the structure of an organism's cells. In some living things, lipids are even part of the process by which hormones are formed in the body
Examples of Lipids
A lipid is a fat-like molecule and is a major building block of the cells of animals. Lipids are organic, meaning that they contain carbon atoms. Lipids do not dissolve in water.