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Unformatted text preview: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: FINAL EXAIVIINATION ZOOLOGY: 20402 Nutrition and Metabolism May 23, 1996 9.30am - 11.30am Answer any FOUR questions Discuss the concept of Recommended Daily Allowance. Is the rationale used in setting energy requirement same as that for the other essential nutrients? Explain. Discuss the biological condition(s) under which carbon atoms are channelled to de novo fatty acid synthesis. Give specific reference to two key enzymes in controlling the direction of carbon flux. Discuss three approaches generally used to lower blood ammonia/urea levels. The dietary record of a student shows that 45 % of his/her energy is derived from fat, particularly of animal source. Is this of concern? Why? How would you modify his/her diet? Explain. Explain the metabolic basis for the protective effect of aspirin against myocardial infarction. - END OF PAPER - ...
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