Does Fat Help Absorb Vitamins?

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Definition

Fats are organic compounds that are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are a source of energy in foods. Fats belong to a group of substances called lipids, and come in liquid or solid form. All fats are combinations of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.


Alternative Names

Saturated fat; Diet - fat; Polyunsaturated fat; Monounsaturated fat; Lipids


Function

Fat is one of the 3 nutrients (along with protein and carbohydrates) that supply calories to the body. Fat provides 9...

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