Fat Oxidation and Synthesis

Fat Oxidation and Synthesis

This webinar on fat oxidation and synthesis covers one of the main pathways of metabolism. You will learn about the cycles for fat metabolism and synthesis, and the similarities and differences between these pathways. You will also solve problems and perform calculations related to fatty acid oxidation and synthesis.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Predict how many cycles of oxidation or synthesis a fatty acid requires

  • Calculate the amounts of acetyl-CoA, NADH, and FADH2 that are produced


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The similarities and differences between fat metabolism and synthesis

  • The cycles for fat metabolism and synthesis

  • How fat metabolism overlaps with carbohydrate metabolism at both the molecular and the human body levels


On the MCAT

  • Metabolic pathways are high-yield topics on the MCAT

  • Fat oxidation is more often asked about than synthesis, though both are fair game

  • This stuff is hard - don't give up!


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