How are lipids formed?
In your body there are specialized cells, lipid or fat cells.
They take in various carbohydrates from the blood
(especially sugar if insulin is present)
and including fatty acids,
and convert them all into lipids
which are stored in the fat cells ... until needed.
No, lipids are fatty acids and are considered to be an organic nutrient. Lipids are formed of long chains of carbon with mostly hydrogen atoms attached along the length. At one end they typically have a hydroxyl group that acts like an acid, and are usually attached to a carrier molecule such as a triglyceride at the other end.
Both carbohydrates and lipids contain a carboxyl group. They differ in that carbohydrates are formed between a carboxyl and an aldehyde group whereas a lipid is formed between a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group. Amino acids also contain a carboxyl group, though it forms a peptide bond with an amino group.
Lipids tend to be large, single molecules with no obvious repeating pattern. They are very important as macromolecules in the life sciences. Polymers which are repeating chains of monomers include carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids. Lipids are macromolecules that do not repeat. Ester linkages formed through dehydration Carbohydrates, Proteins and Nucleic Acids are polymers that repeat Cabohydrate glycosidic linkages formed through dehydration.
the main categories of lipids are -1- simple lipids ( fatty acid + alchol ) -2- conjugated Lipid ( FA + Alchol + Another group ) they contain ( phospho lipids - sphingo lipids- Glyco lipids ) -3- derived lipids : they are the hydrolytic products of the 1&2 i.e FA ,Alchol ...Etc Or steroids like cholesterol