from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Soluble in fats or fat solvents.
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- adj. soluble in lipids, and in organic solvents
- adj. that tends to accumulate in the adipose tissue of the body
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- adj. soluble in fats
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Because children with Alagille syndrome may develop fat-soluble vitamin (A, D, E and K) deficiencies, it is important to have the vitamin D level in their blood checked.
Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, but Vitamin C and all of the B complex vitamins are water soluble.
We don't know for sure, but one possibility is that because vitamin D is fat-soluble, it tends to be pulled out of circulation (literally) by our bodies 'fat cells.
It's technically considered part of a group of fat-soluble hormones because we produce them naturally (as do plants and other animals) in the presence of ultraviolet sunlight.
The four fat-soluble vitamins — A, D, E and K — that travel with fat.
Did you know that bone marrow is full of minerals & fat-soluble vitamins aka "good fat"?
You'll create a delicious truly healthy salad; absorb all your fat-soluble nutrients.
When increased levels of this fat-soluble form of vitamin C are in the dermis, levels of both collagen and elastin increase.
This is mainly because they are fat-soluble and your body treats them just the way it treats all fat-like substances.
The presence of fat has the added benefit of helping your body absorb certain nutrients including the fat-soluble vitamins E and A that are found in dark green leafy vegetables and orange ones.