Title: Integrated Web Site to Accompany Nutrition, Third Edition
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1:  Which compound is not a lipid?
A: triglyceride
B: cholesterol
C: glucose
D: palmitic acid

2:  Fats and oils are found in which category of lipids?
A: phospholipids
B: triglycerides
C: sterols
D: all of the above

3:  Which of the following compounds cannot be synthesized by humans?
A: linolenic acid
B: omega-9 fatty acids
C: saturated fatty acids
D: all of the above

4:  Desaturation of a fatty acid results in
A: a reaction causing the carbon chain to be bent.
B: addition of carbon atoms.
C: creation of double bonds.
D: removal of the carboxyl group.

5:  The nutrient that supplies about 60% of the body's resting energy needs is
A: protein.
B: carbohydrate.
C: fat.
D: vitamin D.

6:  Which is not a function of fat in the body?
A: energy reserve
B: provides insulation
C: quick fuel supply for brain
D: transportation of vitamins

7:  Which food contains the highest concentration of saturated fatty acids?
A: peanut oil
B: coconut
C: corn
D: sunflower seeds

8:  Phospholipids are an important ingredient in which food?
A: salad dressing
B: canned peaches
C: cornflakes
D: tofu

9:   Which hormone signals the release of bile?
A: secretin
B: gastrin
C: cholescystokinin
D: gastric-inhibitory peptide

10:   When most fatty acids leave intestinal cells, they are in the form of
A: free fatty acids.
B: monoglycerides.
C: diglycerides.
D: triglycerides.

11:  Most cholesterol in the body is
A: from dietary sources.
B: manufactured by the liver.
C: synthesized from recycled bile.
D: produced in the gallbladder.

12:  A very-low-density-lipoprotein is composed mostly of
A: protein.
B: cholesterol.
C: phospholipid.
D: triglyceride.

13:  High HDL levels are associated with
A: high risk of coronary artery disease.
B: extremely low rates of heart disease and stroke.
C: liver cancer.
D: osteoporosis.

14:  High levels of _____ increase the risk of atherosclerosis.
A: chylomicron
B: VLDL
C: LDL
D: HDL

15:  Which of the following compounds is the largest category of lipids?
A: phospholipids
B: triglycerides
C: sterols
D: androgens

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