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Impact of Lipids on Nutrition - Chapter Summary
Whether you know a little or a lot about the impact of lipids on nutrition, the bite-sized lessons in this chapter can help you gain full comprehension of this topic. Learn from top instructors about lipoproteins, phytosterols, sources of lipids and more. If you hit a snag or need additional details while reviewing the lessons, feel free to send your questions to our experts. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can check your understanding of this chapter and ensure you're able to:
- List types of lipids and discuss their structure, function and nutritional role
- Describe saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat
- Explain classes and functions of lipoproteins
- Identify and describe foods that are sources of lipids
- Define phytosterols and discuss their function and impact on health
- Discuss health effects associated with lipids and their recommended dietary intakes
- Provide details about cardiovascular risk factors and preventative strategies
- Share examples of different kinds of cardiovascular disease
- Detail how cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and treated
- Explain the role of lipids in obesity and the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer
1. Structure and Function of Lipids
Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.
2. Lipids: Types & Nutritional Role
There are different types of lipids, and each one plays a role in your health. Learn how triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids differ in their chemical structure and the jobs they do within your body.
3. Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs
Fat has been derided as being really bad for you despite serving many important functions. You'll learn about these functions and the different kinds of fat you may encounter as well as why a lot of fat can truly, in the end, be bad for you.
4. Lipoproteins: Classes & Functions
Lipoproteins transport fats through your blood. Learn about the different classes of lipoproteins: chylomicrons, very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs), low density lipoproteins (LDLs) and high density lipoproteins (HDLs) and their jobs in this lesson.
5. Foods That Are Sources of Lipids
Fats add flavor to the foods you love. Yet, eating too many unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, can lead to health problems. Learn which foods contain these unhealthy fats and which ones contain fats that promote health in this lesson.
6. Phytosterols: Definition, Function & Impact on Health
In this lesson you will learn about phytosterols and their connection with cholesterol. You will learn what they are, their function, and their impact on the human body.
7. Recommended Dietary Intakes of Lipids
Fats add a lot to the enjoyment of your daily diet, but too much of the wrong fats can lead to health problems. In this lesson, learn about the different types of fats that you consume throughout your day and the recommended amounts you should eat.
8. Health Effects Associated with Lipids
Lipids, or fats, are important nutrients that your body needs for proper functioning. But eating too many fats, especially the unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats can lead to heart disease, cancer and obesity.
9. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies
This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.
10. Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples
So many problems can occur in the cardiovascular system of your body. Some of them mainly involve the heart and others the blood vessels, but one big one involves both at the same time!
11. Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease
This lesson will describe the many different ways cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed and treated. For example, you'll learn the differences between angioplasty and angiography.
12. Role of Lipids in Developing Cardiovascular Disease
In this lesson we'll be looking into the role of lipids in cardiovascular disease. We'll specifically look at the dangers of hydrogenated fats and trans fatty acids.
13. Role of Lipids in Obesity
What makes us fat? In this lesson, we will explore the connection that lipids play in obesity and look at current research relating to obesity and lipids, as well as how obesity affects metabolism.
14. Role of Lipids in the Development of Cancer
In this lesson we will discuss the role that lipids and the metabolism of lipids play in the development and proliferation of cancer cells within the human body.
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