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So far you have learned that following digestion of fatty acids, they are packaged in the form of triglycerides and transported to cells via chylomicrons or stored in adipose (fat) cells until they are ready for use. From chylomicrons or adipose tissue, triglycerides are broken down by lipase enzymes by a process called lipolysis to release glycerol […]

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Carbohydrates in the form of glucose is the main source of energy for the body. Energy is needed for two types of metabolic processes; anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism is the process of making larger molecules using smaller molecules e.g. using fatty acids to make fats, or amino acids to make protein. Catabolism accomplishes the opposite i.e. break down of […]

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