Triglycerides: a molecule consisting of three fatty acids attached to a three-carbon glycerol
backbone. Used for energy storage and insulation.
Fatty Acids: Long chains of carbon atoms bound to each other as well as to hydrogen atoms.
Used as energy sourc
Obesity is a growing problem in America. 58 million Americans are overweight, 40
million of which are obese and 3 million of which are morbidly obese. Obesity causes
cardiovascular, respiratory, and psychological problems. It can lead to strokes, heart
When your blood vessels and heart are active for at least a half an hour, it is called
cardiovascular fitness. It brings oxygen to your muscles making it possible to
burn fat and do aerobic exercise.
Cardiovascular fitness is done b
Celiac disease is best described as
Assignment 6 - Fluids and electrolytes (Pages
Please select the BEST answer for each of the following questions
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What is the function of aldosterone?
signals the kidneys to retain sodium and chloride
signals the ki
Good food sources of vitamin D include
High protein diets are synonymous with
The rapid weight loss (within a week) associated with high protein diets is explained by
Nutrition and Blood Health
Transports nutrients and oxygen
Removes waste to be excreted
Erythrocytes: red blood cells that transport oxygen
Leukocytes: white blood cells that are key to our immune function and protect us
from infection and illness
Platelets: cell fragments as