• Eating too much fat, especially saturated fat, can be unhealthy and contribute to weight gain.
  • Fats are a type of biochemical compound called lipids.
  • Lipids are one of four classes of biochemical compounds that make up living things and carry out life processes.
  • Living things use lipids to store energy and to make cell membranes in living things.
  • Types of lipids include fats and oils, both of which are made up of long chains of carbon atoms that are bonded together.
  • Fatty acids may be saturated or unsaturated.
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