Carbohydrate - Carbohydrate...

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Carbohydrate Energy Production using Carbohydrate Begins with anaerobic glycolysis   produces energy w/o oxygen Carbs from food broken down to glucose in body Glycolysis   glucose breaks into 2 smaller molecules and releases energy  (further breakdown requires oxygen)  of sufficient oxygen can be delivered,  aerobic respiration continues and products break down further until only CO2 and  water are left   creates more ATP If carb is available, body uses aerobic pathway to provide most of the energy Anaerobic Glycolysis Splits glucose molecule in half, uses no oxygen, produces limited amounts of  energy Produce energy rapidly, used for bursts of high-intensity exercise Glucose split into 2  pyruvate  molecules Pyruvate can be converted to  lactate    shuttled to liver to be converted back to  glucose via the  Cori Cycle   When lactic acid accumulates in muscle cells, it lowers the pH, enzymes involved 
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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