Lipids are a class of nutrients which includes triglycerides (fats and oils), phospholipids and sterols. Although fats is a subset of the lipid family the term fat is often used to refer to all lipids. More broadly defined, lipids are compounds that are soluble in organic solvents such as chloroform and acetone. This definition expands the lipid family to include many dietary energy sources, constituents of cell membranes, fat soluble vitamins, corticosteroid hormones and others.

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