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- (n) a metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body
- Booze in the bloodstream can slow down fat metabolism more than 30% -- though it speeds up the burning of carbohydrates.
- In the advanced stages, the blood is heavily laden with sugar, pus germs flourish, fat metabolism goes awry, and a victim's body is flooded with poisonous waste products.
- Their theory is that fat metabolism becomes important only in the later stages of the disease, and that the original trouble probably lies in how the body uses protein.