osu2-7 - 1 Explain why there is very little carbohydrate...

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1. Explain why there is very little carbohydrate found in the body of a living animal. There is very little carbohydrate found in the body of a living animal because the carbohydrates left over after daily use is converted to body fat for storage. Storing it as body fat is desirable because body fat weighs less per calorie, so it’s a more efficient storage. Therefore, because it’s readily converted to fat, very little can be found as free carbohydrate form. 2. Speculate on the practical problems associated with excluding carbohydrates from the diet. (There is more to answering this than form a body biochemistry perspective. As a matter of fact, there is no biochemistry in the correct answer to this question at all. Think about a practical, cost effective diet for animals as you answer this question). The ultimate source of energy for most animals is glucose, which is made available by ingestion of glucose or its precursors by conversion from other metabolites. All digested dietary carbohydrates are converted into glucose. Excluding carbohydrates
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course ANSI 3543 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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