I was looking at diabetes the other day, and I noticed something strange. Lower amounts of lipase are a symptom of diabetes, as is overweightness. However, since lipase is the enzyme that breaks down ...
I ask this question because earlier today I heard from a lecturer at my university that a sheep's brain cannot utilise ketone bodies as an energy source and hence with insufficient glucose supply for ...
Our body does not produce two polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA): linoleic acid and alfa-linolenic acid. I am thinking reasons for it. Saturated fatty acids have more energy than unsaturated. ...
What factors determine the melting point of a fatty acid? Chain length The number of methylene group The ionized state of the fatty acid Its degree of saponification Its ability to alter the ...
I have run across an interesting case that is similar to only two others I've encountered. What makes it interesting is the combination of undetectable (under normal testing conditions, can elaborate ...
I am thinking why our body must get saturated fatty acids from diet. We can make them, since they are not essential fatty acids. The body can make all fatty acids except linoleic acid and ...