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What's meant by fatty acids?????
how does it affect the body?

Asked by priya, 27 Feb '13 07:49 pm
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Fatty acids are merely carboxylic acids with long hydrocarbon chains. The hydrocarbon chain length may vary from 10-30 carbons (most usual is 12-18). The non-polar hydrocarbon alkane chain is an important counter balance to the polar acid functional group. In acids with only a few carbons, the acid functional group dominates and gives the whole molecule a polar character. However, in fatty acids, the non-polar hydrocarbon chain gives the molecule a non- polar character.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 27 Feb '13 07:59 pm

 
  
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Fatty acids are acids produced when fats are broken down. They are considered good fats. These acids are not highly soluble in water, and they can be used for energy by most types of cells. They may be monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, or saturated. They are organic, or in other words, they contain both carbon and hydrogen molecules.
Fatty acids are found in oils and other fats that make up different foods. They are an important part of a healthy diet, because the body needs them for several purposes. Fatty acids help move oxygen through the bloodstream to all parts of the body. They aid cell membrane development, strength, and function, and they are necessary for strong organs and tissue.
Fatty acids can also help keep skin healthy, help prevent early aging, and may promote weight loss by helping the body process cholesterol. More importantly, they help rid the arteries of cholesterol build up. Another purpose of fatty acids is to assist the adrenal and thyroid glands, which may als ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 27 Feb '13 07:56 pm

 
  
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Any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms
Answered by anil garg, 08 Mar '13 01:41 am

 
  
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They are considered good fats....
They are an important part of a healthy diet, because the body needs them for several purposes
Answered by Annes, 27 Feb '13 07:56 pm

 
  
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