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Beta-oxidation or β-oxidation is a mitochondrial aerobic process that breaks down fatty acids, which allows energy to be provided from fats.[1][2] Beta-oxidation provides a main source of ATP for both the heart and skeletal muscle.[3][4]

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  1. Kumari, Asha (January 1, 2018). Kumari, Asha (ed.). Chapter 4 - Beta Oxidation of Fatty Acids. Academic Press. pp. 17–19. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-814453-4.00004-2. ISBN 9780128144534.
  2. "Glossary". UMDF. September 21, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  3. Pierro, Agostino; De Coppi, Paolo; Eaton, Simon (January 1, 2012). Coran, Arnold G. (ed.). Chapter 6 - Neonatal Physiology and Metabolic Considerations. Philadelphia: Mosby. pp. 89–107. doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-07255-7.00006-4. ISBN 9780323072557.
  4. "Beta Oxidation - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics". Retrieved July 6, 2019.