Lipid used for energy storage

One of the main functions of lipids is energy storage. Lipids store energy in Triglycerides which are stored in adipose tissue, or fatty tissue. Adipose tissue is found around muscles, including the heart where the energy can be easily obtained.  This picture is one of a water buffalo. The lipids that are found in the adipose tissue are found beneath the skin, around the internal organs, and in bone marrow in animals.

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