Lipids are fatty compounds that perform a variety of functions in your body. They are part of your cell membranes and help control what goes in and out of your cells. They help with moving and storing energy, absorbing vitamins, and making hormones. These are important cellular and extracellular molecules. They are critical for cell structure, function, and energy, as well as organs and body insulation and protection. In addition, lipids metabolites are extremely essential for a wide range of cellular communication and metabolism.
Lipids are essential for your health. However, having too many of them can put you at a higher risk of medical conditions like liver disease and heart disease. A buildup of LDL cholesterol can clog the arteries (atherosclerosis). These 'clogs' can narrow the opening of the artery and lead to a heart attack or stroke.