This assignment will evaluate the importance of homeostasis in maintaining a healthy functioning of the body. If homeostasis did not work properly in the body then there are many problems that could arise. Diabetes is one of those problems: Diabetes Diabetes is “a permanent change in your internal chemistry that results having too much glucose in your blood” because the body cannot use it properly. (Rudy, 1999, Page 10) Glucose comes from digesting carbohydrates and is also produced by the liver, carbohydrate comes from many different kinds of foods and drink, such as Wholegrain cereals such as Weetabix and Shredded Wheat, Brown rice, Pasta and Potatoes. “Diabetes can be tackled in different ways- by insulin and diet” (Rudy, 1999, page 19) Diet, when someone had diabetes it is best for their health to cut right down on the unhealthy foods, and stick to the health foods, this is due to the effectiveness of the medication you are on.
This allows your body to pass starch through without turning it into glucose. Without starch, fat cannot be stored in the form of carbohydrates and less weight will be gained. This may sound too good to be true. Though carb-cutter does actually block amylase, there are many other factors that go into the breakdown of the carbohydrates. Students at the University of Georgia have taken it upon them to test this rumor and see if carb-cutter really stops the breakdown of starch to helps weight loss.
Enzymes are specialized for specific molecules they bind. (interconversion) Cori cycle • In the muscles anaerobic respiration converts glucose into lactate. • Under normal conditions lactate proceeds to the liver and converted to pyruvate and glucose again • If lactate remained in the muscles, there would be a build up of lactic acid causing lactic acidosis. • Also if lactate was to be converted to glucose in the cell, energy expenditure would not be sustainable because muscles spends 6 ATPs (donated by liver) to generates 2 ATPs Aldolase deficiency • Under normal conditions, fructose is converted to fructose1-phosphate (F-1-P) by fructokinase • Fructokinase is then metabolized to DHAP + gluceraldehyde by aldolase B. With deficiency of aldolase B, fructose continues to be converted to F-1-P and results to a build up.
Cavities have been identified as a bacterial infection caused by bacteria. Bacteria inhabit the plaque and tear up to 500 different products producing acid. Plaque interacts with sugar in the candies produce acid which will slowly dissolve the calcium in the teeth and will cause tooth decay. Children, who are often consuming high-sugar diet and less aware of tooth brushing, are at high risk of developing tooth decay. Besides, eating too much sugar can cause obesity.
Maternal nutritional status can alter the epigenetic state (stable alterations of gene expression through DNA methylation and histone modifications) of the fetal genome. Maternal under nutrition during gestation reduces placental and fetal growth. Fetal growth is most vulnerable to maternal dietary deficiencies of nutrients (e.g., protein and micronutrients) during the peri-implantation period and the period of rapid placental development. Undernutrition in pregnant women may result from low intake of dietary nutrients owing to either a limited supply of food or severe nausea and vomiting. Also, significant problems arise from the mother being over- weight or obese due to over eating.
The food we consume is essential to provide us with protein energy and nutrients. Inadequate supply of these requirements results in the body becoming more vulnerable to illness and disease. When food is consumed by a person with malnutrition, their body is unable to utilize the food they eat due to their illness. Some effects of children with malnutrition can lose more than 10% of their body weight, with no side effects but if more than 40% is lose the consequences can be fatal. Heart failure, electrolyte imbalance or low body temperature can possibly result from inadequate supplements Up to 10% of a person's body weight can be lost without side effects, but if more than 40% is lost, the situation is almost always fatal.
Read below for more information and research about developing foods for the gluten-free market. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder for which there currently is no cure. Celiac disease is currently considered the most under-diagnosed “common” disease in the United States. Diagnosis can be made through a simple blood test, but symptoms are so varied they often mask themselves as other disorders and end up misdiagnosed.
Also from pH 2 – pH 6.8 the absorbance did increase, but from pH 8 – 10 the absorbance decreased. Introduction Enzymes are an essential part of life; without enzymes inside our system most reactions would happen so slowly we would not be able to sustain life. With enzymes in our system our cells can go through reactions quickly and efficiently. An example of an enzyme we will be using in our experiment is Lactase. Lactase is the enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose, which is commonly found in milk.
Soda contains phosphoric acid, which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium and can lead to osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. Phosphoric Acid also interacts with stomach acid, slowing digestion and blocking nutrient absorption. In diet sodas, aspartame is used as a substitute for sugar, and can actually be more harmful. It has been linked to almost a hundred different health problems including seizures, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, diabetes, and emotional disorders. It converts to methanol at warm temperatures and methanol breaks down to formaldehyde and formic acid.
For example,“there are number of problems with drinking pop. A. (Then your subpoints spell out the main problems.) I count three main ones: sugar (getting fat, obesity, diabetes) aluminum (talk more about bone loss and what that means) and caffeine (explain what diuretic means and why it is bad to lose water rather than drink it—why is water necessary for health. So it would be: I.