Recent knowledges on saturated fatty acids: a better understanding
Saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are synthesized by humans, especially in the
liver, brain and adipose tissue. Together with dietary SFAs, they are constituents
of phospholipids, sphingolipids and triglycerides (TG). Although SFAs are
considered to induce cholesterolemia and subsequently to be atherogenic when
consumed in excess, they exhibit important specific functions in the cell and
cannot be considered as a whole.