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Fatty Acid

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fats that are required by the human body, but cannot be made by the body; therefore they must be obtained from external forces such as food. EFAs are the building blocks of all fats and oils and are required for both metabolic processes and for fuel. EFAs form the main component in the fats carried in our blood stream (triglycerides), fats stored in our bodies and of cell membranes (phospholipids). (Erasmus, 1993), (Wikipedia, Essential Fatty Acids, 2012) Two...

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Nutrition and Omega-3 Fatty Acid

kcal 5 ) The R group on some amino acids have a branched chain - Which one of the following is not a branched-chain amino acid? * Peptide 6 ) What is the protein requirements for a 154 pound male? * 70 kilograms 7 ) As the body uses glucose to supply energy for the brain, red blood cells, and nervous cell tissues.  At rest what percentage of glucose does it take for the body to function? * 19 % 8 ) With excess protein intake amino acids are  converted to fat as a last resort...

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Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Lay Public (FINAL draft) Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids In the rush to cut calories, reduce cholesterol intake, and avoid saturated fats, many of us have embraced low-fat diets and low-fat foods. But some fats are necessary and "essential" for health. These fats show great promise for fighting the onslaught of heart disease and diabetes, possibly even cancer. What are these "good" fats—and how do we get enough of them? The benefits of Omega 3 fats have been researched for quite some time and...

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Depression

Y ou may have heard that omega 3 fatty acids can actually play a role in the treatment and prevention of depression. Does the rumor reign true? Can consuming omega 3 fatty acids really help fight depression? This article will give you all the information you need to know on the hot topic of omega 3 fatty acids and depression. To begin, we will start by explaining what omega 3 fatty acids are. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. This means that they are vital for human health. However...

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Lipids Fat

Lipids & Fat Casey G. Turner, RN Western Governors University Lipids & ATP • Fatty acids are important to energy production. They generate ATP. • This is completed by: 1. Starting with a triglyceride molecule the fatty acid part separates from the glycerol part of the molecule. 2. Once separated, the fatty acid chain will break into sections. Each section will be composed of 2 carbon molecules. 3. Each of the carbon pieces will form Acetyl CoA. Each Acetyl CoA enters the Krebs Cycle. 4. It is...

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Outline the Roles of Plasma Membrane at the Surface of a Cell

rarely. The fluidity of the lipid bilayer depends on its composition and temperature. The more unsaturated the fatty acids are, the more fluid the membrane is as unsaturated fatty acids have kinks in their fatty acid tails and prevents close packing of the molecules, interactions between fatty acid chains is decreased. The extent of fluidity is also dependent on the length of fatty acid chains. A shorter chain length reduces the tendency of the hydrocarbon tails to interact with one another and...

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Chemistry In The Kitchen: Food Additives

in our food. However, if the food is left untreated, oxidative deterioration of the flavor and odor of fats and fatty constituents in it will be resulted. Hence, antioxidant are used widely in the production of food which fats and oils are used as raw materials and in the marketing of foods containing fats under modern conditions. The major factor in quality degradation of fats and fatty portions of foods is oxidation. In the oxidative deterioration of fats and fat-like substances, off-flavors and...

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Molecules of Life

interactions of carbohydrates and water would be hydrogen bonds. H) Describe the general characteristics of all fatty acids. The general characteristics of all fatty acids are they contain mainly carbon and hydrogen with very few oxygen atoms. They also have poor solubility making it “waterproof”. I) Compare the shape and molecular structure of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Provide examples to support your description. The differences between saturated and unsaturated fats is that unsaturated...

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Biochemistry Task 5

molecules gained within the body trough digestion of food. Triglycerides, a type of lipid that serve as storage units for energy have 3 fatty acid chain tails made up of carboxylic acid and a fatty carbon chain attached to a glycerol backbone. These molecules can be saturated or unsaturated contingent on the bond types and hydrogen number in the molecule. Anytime a fatty acid is removed from a glyceride molecule, dehydration synthesis occurs and a water molecule is taken away. This helps to break the bonds...

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Lipids

essential for proper digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. Bile acids from the lipids in your liver allow fat and water to mix in your intestines and aid in the breakdown of food. Lipids are needed to transport the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K from the intestines to the blood stream. The body cells use the vitamins to keep your skin, bones, teeth, blood, and vision healthy. Essential lipids, linoleic acid are vital to your health they are not made in the body but come from the diet...

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