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The Science of Fat and Fat Loss

Updated: Nov 25, 2022

In this science post, we are following up the conversation about the hormones and neurotransmitters involved with the regulation of our hunger and satiety cues, with how the body utilizes and releases fat in the weight loss process. So, to better understand what fat loss really is and what happens in the body to make this process happen, let’s take a deeper dive into fat and fat metabolism!

What are fats?

Fats which are also called “fatty acids” or “lipids”, are an essential component of the homeostatic function of the human body. They also contribute to some of the body’s most vital processes.

Fats and oils are categorized in chemistry as a chemical compound called an ester, which is described as any class of organic compounds that react with water to produce alcohols, and organic or inorganic acids.

Fats are fatty, waxy, or oily compounds that are soluble in organic solvents (dissolve in a substance that contains carbon and nonpolar, for example paint thinner) and insoluble in polar solvents such as water.

These include:

  • Fats and oils (triglycerides)

  • Phospholipids

  • Waxes

  • Steroids