The scientific study of lipids is known as lipidology. The group of organic molecules known as lipids includes fatty acids and their derivatives, which are soluble in organic solvents but insoluble in water. A class of biological macromolecules known as lipids serves a wide range of purposes in the body. Lipids are important for creating cells and fat storage. However, a concentration or build-up of them might have negative health effects and result in major complications, such as cardiac illnesses like cardiovascular disease. Hyperlipidaemia, or an excess of lipids in the blood, is the most prevalent disease.
Several lipid disorders are studies within which are lipidology, these include