Category Archives: Lipid Metabolism

Digestion of Fat, Board Presentation from February 24th

The following images are from the Blackboard from class on February 24th:

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Some Interesting Lipids

The Wonderful World of Lipids The figure below explains why free fatty acids cannot build up to a high concentration in blood. Free fatty acids resemble detergents and therefore they can disrupt membranes of cells if they increase in blood.  In fact, this is what happens in Type 2 diabetes. In addition to triglycerides and …

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What is Fat? Lecture Based on the Work of Dr. Susan Fried

Susan K. Fried, Ph.D. Professor Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical School Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC)  (bnorc.org) http://www.bumc.bu.edu/medicine/faculty/fried/ Dr. Susan Fried is one of the top experts in the study of adipose, the tissue that stores fat in specialized cells call adipocytes. For class on February 5 we reviewed two of …

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