Kwashiorkor appears in children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. The reason is that
children have been weaned from
breast milk early.
B. by this time adequate exposure to
other children allows them to catch
C. protein intake has been high for a
long enough time to cause kidney
D. growth needs are low.
The basic building block of a protein is called a(n)
A. keto acid.
B. fatty acid.
Food proteins are used most efficiently when we
A. eat large quantities of protein even
though our kcalorie intake may be
B. are eating enough fat even though
carbohydrate intake may be low.
C. are eating a very low kcalorie diet.
are consuming enough
carbohydrates and fats to meet
our kcalorie needs.
What enzyme is released by the stomach to digest protein?
A. Lipoprotein lipase
Approximately how many different amino acids are used in the synthesis of body
What is meant by the amino acid sequence of a protein?
Order of appearance of amino
acids in the peptide chain
B. Order of appearance of only the
essential amino acids in the protein
C. Number of side chains in the protein
D. Folding arrangement of the peptide
High protein diets may be harmful for
A. body builders.
those with kidney disease.
D. the elderly.
A hereditary condition caused by an incorrect amino acid in the amino acid sequence of a
protein chain is
sickle cell anemia.
Proteins that bind to foreign proteins in the body are
Proteins are digested in which areas of the body?
A. Small and large intestines
B. Mouth and small intestine
Stomach and small intestine
D. Mouth and stomach
Wilma is an alcoholic. Her liver has been damaged to such a degree that it cannot
produce the appropriate blood proteins for fluid balance. She develops a condition called
edema, which is
A. loss of muscle mass.
B. extreme thirst.
the build up of fluids in
D. cardiovascular disease.
Which of the following is a food that provides all of the essential amino acids?
B. Peanut butter
D. Navy beans
When comparing plant sources of protein to animal sources, we could say
A. plant sources tend to be high in
B. plant sources tend to be high in
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