Biochemistry Discussion - Fats and Proteins
The brain’s primary food source during starvation is glycogen reserves (originating from glucose), which are located in the liver and muscle are the first source, but after a long period of starvation, the body starts using the fat reserves (i.e., triglycerides) located in the adipose tissue.
Fats mainly contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other types of molecules leading to the existence of three types of fats. These include glycerides, the form in which the body stores fat for fuel reserves; sterols, and phospholipids, which contain phosphates. Fats can be broken down to yield energy by lipolysis, after which beta oxidation takes place... DISCUSSION...