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Fatty acid

Fatty acid is an aliphatic carboxylic acid made up of a hydrocarbon chain with a terminal carboxyl group. Fatty acids are usually derived from fats (triglycerides). Fatty acids are important sources of fuel in the body because, when metabolized, they generate large amounts of energy. Heart muscle prefers mostly fatty acids as a source of energy. When fatty acids are ...

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