Lipids: Types & Nutritional Role


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If someone is talking about fat in their diet, they are likely referring to the most common type of lipid present in our foods and in our bodies. What are these lipids?

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1. Which of the following has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease?

2. Which of the following is an important component in cell membranes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lipids are important molecules to know in the study of biology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their forms as well as related biological principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Most common type of lipid in our foods
  • Lipid linked to heart disease risk
  • Crucial part of the cell membrane
  • Example of a phospholipid

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of lipids
  • Making connections - use understanding of lipids to match different examples under discussion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cell membranes

Additional Learning

To learn more about lipids, review the accompanying lesson called Lipids: Types & Nutritional Role. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define lipids
  • Familiarize yourself with the different types of lipids
  • Know the three types of fats listed on nutrition labels
  • Define fatty acids