Fats are substances that contain one or more than one fatty acids in the form of triglycerides.
Fats are also the main form in which energy is stored
in the body - as adipose
Fats are one of the 3 main parts of the human diet
- the others being carbohydrates
Uses and effects of Fats:
A healthy diet should include sufficient essential fatty
acids for the efficient absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
via the intestines.
Fats in the body itself provide several important functions including
insulation beneath the skin (in the subcutaneous
tissue) and around organs such as the kidneys.
However, excessive deposition of fat in the body can lead to obesity and its many consequences and risks.