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.



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Ethical aspects of fat

Take a look at the summary evidence behind the use of palm oil, a fat tax and biofuels and debate the pros and cons.

Student worksheet to accompany video: Do we favour fatty foods?

Use the data from our curry-tasting experiment to see if people prefer higher fat foods to lower fat ones

Do we favour fatty foods?

Video from the Big Picture issue on Fat, showing an experiment to discover if we favour fatty foods.

Transporting cholesterol around the body

Video animation explaining how cholesterol moves around the body.