Fat Trafficking

We are water-based lifeforms. However, we need fats and fat-like molecules such as cholesterol (collectively known as lipids) for a host of important cellular functions – as critical as building cells and providing cellular energy. Consequently, we have evolved a means of transporting fat around our bodies in water-friendly capsules called lipoproteins. Anyone who has

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Making body fat, without eating it

Carbohydrates dominate our food landscape and are endorsed by current dietary guidelines that recommend getting something like three-quarters of our calories from them. Carbohydrates are built with molecules of glucose, and from the perspective of our metabolism, they are simply a source of glucose, including glucose from starch (rice, wheat, tubers, legumes), sugar (white sugar,

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