Fat is essential. In these articles we get to grips with the world of fats and lipids to find out what they do, not just inside us and other organisms but also understand our dependence on fats and relationship with the world around us.


Essential fat facts

We need fats to stay alive. Explore the role of fat (lipids) in our bodies and the link with vitamins.

Fat at the cellular level

Lipids are essential components of membranes and even communication.

Fat chemistry

Summary of the carbon bonds in fatty acids and triglycerides.

Fat, nutrition and health

Fat is essential for a balanced diet – how do we process it, and what is the link with obesity?


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