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into fatty acids and stored as fat. The excess amines must be secreted. This is why people with kidney
problems must go on a low protein diet, and diets excessively high in protein can damage the kidneys.
• Common folklore states that sweat glands in the skin get rid of wastes from the body. Sweat, however, is
involved in evaporative cooling, not in waste removal. The belief may have come from observations on fever
patients. People noticed that when the fever “broke,” the patient sweated. They believed that the patient was
sweating out whatever toxic material had caused the fever, when in fact the body was simply cooling itself
down because the underlying...
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