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(Science: biochemistry) a triglyceride (lipid) that is usually solid at room temperature.

Compare: oil. Excess bodily weight; she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others.Containing or composed of fat; fatty food; fat tissue.A soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); pizza has too much fat.A kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold.Found in most organisms, fat contains twice as much energy as a carbohydrate, and is stored by the body due to this. There are many different types of fats, otherwise known as triglycerides, which have various different functions in the body.

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Re: Food to ATP energy?

... - It should be noted that not all molecules of glucose are used in ATP production. Some are used to produce lactic acid, glycogen, glycerol, fat, and I'm sure there are other metabolites that I'm not thinking of. When glucose is consumed in excess (eating more calories than you burn), you ...

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by tmbirkhead
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Food to ATP energy?
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... as it is to do in western civilization, with the excess at our fingertips, a fast is the much needed answer for many. It also utilizes the stored fat and the energy is increased.

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by Sydstatue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:17 am
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Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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... catch phrases you gleaned elsewhere on the Internet? An infant can distinguish between people alright. It, for example, knows its mother from its father. It knows its fat aunt from its skinny aunt. What exactly is your point with respect to infants? In fact what is your point generally? Are you ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Re: Fats in the Late Night?

Consuming food items in the late evening usually would entail snack foods, which of course generally contain an abundance of saturated fat and calories. Although there is some medical evidence to suggest that sleep deprivation can result in the increased uptake of glucose to fat, there is ...

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by Coelacanth
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Fats in the Late Night?
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Fats in the Late Night?

How true that our body become more fat when we stay awake late at night?

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by mcar
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Fats in the Late Night?
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