Fatty acids are taken up by cells

Fatty acids are taken up by cells - Energy Fats are an...

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Fatty acids are taken up by cells, where they may serve as precursors in the synthesis of other compounds, as fuels for energy production, and as substrates for ketone body synthesis. Ketones bodies may then be exported to other tissues, where they can be used for energy production. In addition, some cells synthesize fatty acids for storage or export.
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Unformatted text preview: Energy Fats are an important source of dietary calories. Typically 30-40% of calories in the American diet are from fat. Fat is the major form of energy storage. In a typical individual the fuel reserves are distributed as follows: • fat: 100,000 kcal. • protein: 25,000 kcal. • carbohydrate: 650 kcal....
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