Fatty Acid Metabolism

This video shows how fatty acids are taken into the body and how it is processed from mouth to adipocytes. Fatty acids consist of the elements carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) arranged as a carbon chain skeleton with a carboxyl group (-COOH) at one end. Saturated fatty acids (SFAs) have all the hydrogen that the carbon atoms can hold, and therefore, have no double bonds between the carbons. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) have only one double bond. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have more than one double bond.

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Channels: Scientific Animations

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Uploaded by: ( Send Message ) on 17-03-2007.

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