Definition: Fatty Acidsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifFatty acids are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies and in the food we eat.Definition: Fatty Acids02/28/200508/11/201608/11/20160650b847-8d59-4b02-a321-f86314c8d6eehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fatty-acids.html/<h3>Fatty Acids</h3> <p>Fatty acids are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies and in the food we eat. During digestion, the body breaks down <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fat.html/">fats</a> into fatty acids, which can then be absorbed into the blood. Fatty acid molecules are usually joined together in groups of three, forming a molecule called a <strong>triglyceride</strong>. Triglycerides are also made in our bodies from the carbohydrates that we eat.</p> <p>Fatty acids have many important functions in the body, including energy storage. If glucose (a type of sugar) isn't available for energy, the body uses fatty acids to fuel the cells instead.</p> Ácidos grasosLos ácidos grasos son los componentes básicos de la grasa del cuerpo y de los alimentos que comemos.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/fatty-acids-esp.html/0360e094-2cd1-4773-931c-6db5172367b1kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-gastroenterologyAndNutritionWeightManagementDiabetes Words to Knowhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-center/words-know/63862b1e-76bb-4a56-9adf-0691e78f1ec8