fatty acid

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any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis

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Together with animal data, these new findings hold out the prospect of one day altering "insulin action by changing the fatty-acid composition of the diet," says Leonard H.
Indeed, the Sydney researchers point out, the fatty-acid profile of muscle-cell membranes may be due as much to some internal defect as to diet.