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Professions and Applied Sciences
Fat: Part 1 of 4 "Free Fatty Acids and Triglycerides"
Describes the basic biochemistry of the energy storing molecule, the free fatty acid and it's storage form in plants and animals, the triglyceride.
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Fat: Part 4 of 4 "Burning the Calories"
This lesson describes the energy molecules of carbohydrate and fat and how they are used in the body.
Fat: Part 3 of 4 "Fueling Up"
Describes how we transfer energy from one animal or plant to another. Also discusses the gastrointestinal tract and its role in the break down and transport of triglycerides and fat via the bowel, portal vein, liver and fat cells. Finally, the video provides an explanation of a high serum triglyceride level and its effect on health.
This video considers blood pressure. When ventricles contract, they increase pressure on the blood. The resulting force that blood exerts against the artery walls is called blood pressure.
This video shows the process of vascular degneration starting with intimal trauma, fatty streaking and plaque formation which can lead to leg pain (claudication), heart attack and stroke.
If you could peer into the arteries of a newborn baby, you would probably see fairly smooth blood vessels. If you could inspect the arteries of an older person, you might find plaque. This video looks at atherosclerosis and heart attacks. It also discusses treatments such as balloon angioplasty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg0VXYFI9zs&feature=youtu.be
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