Carbohydrates - Copy

Carbohydrates - Copy - Carbohydrates By: Jennifer Hood SCI...

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Unformatted text preview: Carbohydrates By: Jennifer Hood SCI 241 AXIA 2/7/11 What Carbohydrates Are?  CHO  Macronutrients that provide energy.  Main source of energy.  Metabolized to be used.  Mainly produced by plants. 2/7/11 Simple vs. Complex carbohydrates Simple  Simple sugar Monosaccharide  Stored in the body as energy  Blood sugar/dextrose Disaccharides Oligosaccharides Complex  Polysaccharides Simple sugar in long chains. 2/7/11 How sugars are broken down and used in the body  Carbohydrates catabolism  Metabolism Carbon fixation Glycolysis Glycogenesis Glycogenolysis Gluconeogenesis 2/7/11 How sugars are broken down and used in the body (cont.)  Glucoregulation Maintain steady level of glucose Insulin facilitates conversion of glucose to glycogen Insulin facilitates glucose utilization by cells....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Carbohydrates - Copy - Carbohydrates By: Jennifer Hood SCI...

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