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Neutral fat

Definition

noun, plural: neutral fats

A glycerol molecule bound to three fatty acids; a triglyceride.


Supplement

Neutral fats are neutral because they are uncharged and do not contain acidic or basic groups. They are nonpolar and hydrophobic.

They are often found in the thigh and torso area of the body where it provides insulation to keep warm and body fuel reserves.


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what's your definition of neutral fat? Mine is the same as in here's dictionary (which is the first link on Google:) http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Neutral_fat ...

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by Tranc3r
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Verify my simple t/f answers?
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Verify my simple t/f answers?

what's your definition of neutral fat? Mine is the same as in here's dictionary (which is the first link on Google:) http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Neutral_fat

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:03 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Verify my simple t/f answers?
Replies: 9
Views: 9120

Re: How to gain arm muscles effective?

Sorry, I meant thighs :| Unless that's pure fat...

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by hurly
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How to gain arm muscles effective?
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Why is exercise important?

... try to work out -- it's good for our health. Yesterday, my friend asked me: why is exercise important? and all i could think of was turning fat to calories and losing weight. :| But actually why is exercise important from the biological point of view?

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by whizzbee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is exercise important?
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Views: 4124

Weight loss and Stomach Bloating

... like a balloon on rampage. I don't know what to do. I feel like a fat cow every night, even if I've hardly eaten anything all day. I feel like ... a change of foods? I don't know. The only thing that keeps my stomach neutral is...that's the thing...nothing! I need help, bad. I understand most ...

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by sheknowsherway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:54 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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