Explain lipids and its types?

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Mar 16, 2018

Lipids are a type of organic molecule, and its monomer, or "building block," is a fatty acid. All organic molecules contain carbon, so lipids contain carbon too.


Lipids are categorized into three main types. They are triglycerides, steroids, and phospholipids.

Triglycerides are lipids you obtain from eating sources of fat, such as butter. They are made up of one glycerol molecule combined with three fatty acid molecules.

Steroids are lipids that include cholesterol, chlorophyll, and hormones. Out bodies use the cholesterol to make hormones.

Phospholipids are lipids that are one of the main structural components of all cell membranes in cells. The cell membranes are made up of a lipid bilayer.