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Unformatted text preview: * Does not have 1:2 oxygen to hydrogen ratio * noncharged * hydrophobic * hydrophillic * Classes of lipids * triglycerides (fats and oils)- the bodies most highly concentrated source of energy over carbohydrates, however, less efficient. Saturated Fatty Acids Animal foods (meats, milk, eggs) Unsaturated Fatty Acid Introduction to Basic Chemistry Lipids (cont) * steriods (carbon skeleton bent to form 4 fused rings)- * cholesterol, vitamin D, E, and K, sex hormones * carotenes- chemicals used to make vitamin A * eiscosanoids * prostaglandins- contribute to inflammation, regulate body temperature, help form blood clot * leukotrienes- participate in allergic and inflammatory reactions...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10