Lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty acids, are
fat and substances like fat used as a source of fuel by the body. Lipid levels
can be an important measure of health. For example, a person who has high
cholesterol has an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Lipids are found in the bloodstream or stored in tissues. They are
an important part of cell structure and other biological functions in the
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