Lipids

 

Background

 


Question: what are omega-9 fatty acids?


Omega-9 fatty acids can be synthesized in the body! Examples of dietary omega-9 fatty acids include oleic acid (olive and peanut oil) and erucic acid (wallflower and mustard seeds)



Triglycerides

 

 

Phospholipids

 

 

Sterols

 

 

Question: Is there an RDA for lipids/fats? NO


Fat Digestion and Absorption

 

 

Fat Transportation

 


Question: what is considered a normal lipid panel (or profile)?


Cholesterol  <200 mg/dl
HDL
40-60 mg/dl
LDL
<130 mg/dl
VLDL
2-30 mg/dl
Triglycerides
30-150mg/dl


Fat Replacements/Substitutes

 

Cardiovascular Disease