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Neutral fat

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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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