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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Fat

Fat is one of the three main types of nutrient – the others are carbohydrate, and protein.

Fats are needed to keep cell membranes functioning properly, to insulate body organs against shock, to keep body temperature stable, and to maintain healthy skin and hair.

The body does not manufacture certain fatty acids and the diet must supply these.

The terms "oil" and "fat" are sometimes confused. "Oil" normally refers to a fat with short or unsaturated fatty acid chains that is liquid at room temperature, while "fat" may specifically refer to fats that are solids at room temperature.

A fat, or triglyceride, molecule. 

The average American eats an amount of fat equivalent to one whole stick of butter each day.

The average U.S. man has the same amount of fat as 170 sticks of butter.

It would take roughly 17,500 sit ups to burn one pound of fat.

The human brain has the same percentage of fat as clotted cream.

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