Why are fats a good source of energy for storage in the body?
Why is the hydrophobic nature of lipids important in the body?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 10:55 pm ad1c9bdddf
Fats are an excellent source of energy storage in the body because they are highly reduced which means that when it's time to oxidize them in order to produce usable energy such as ATP, a great deal of free energy is released. For example, one 16 carbon long unsaturated fatty acid (palmitic acid) can produce over 100 ATP ...
This response discusses the nature of fats and lipids.