Unformatted text preview: Triacylglycerol is a major source of energy. Prostaglandins are involved in inflammation, tissue repair, and smooth muscle contraction. Cholesterol and phospholipids are part of the cell membrane. Some steroid hormones regulate the reproductive system. • It is recommended that fats account for no more than 30% of the total kilocaloric intake. Proteins • Proteins are chains of amino acids. • Animal proteins tend to be complete proteins, whereas plant proteins tend to be incomplete. • Proteins are involved in structural strength, muscle contraction, regulation, buffering, clotting, transport, ion channels, receptors, and the immune system. • The recommended daily consumption of protein is 0.8 g/kg of body weight per day....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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