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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
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