Anatomy and Physiology Atkins or “Fadkins” ? Questions:
1. First, find out what nutrients Janine and Mitchell are talking about. Using a biology textbook and the resources listed, describe what the following molecules are and what they are used for in the human body. List some specific examples of each. Also list major dietary sources of each.
a. Proteins- macromolecules made of amino acids. Proteins have many functions in the body. Some sources of proteins are whole-grain cereals, dark breads,rice, beans, and meat. Proteins are:
-forming collagen and keratin
-transporting molecules in the blood
-quicken chemical reactions b. …show more content…
3. What other hormones could effect Mitchel's appetite? Where do these hormones originate, and what are their affects? Use the text book and the resources from the resource list( NOVA list, Science News article,NIH website) to answer this question. Note that this is a relatively new are of research and new information can arise at any time. Answer: Leptin is a hormone that decreases your appetite and is produced by fat cells. Oxyntomodulin, pancreatic polypeptide, cholecystokinin are hormones produced by the gastrointestinal tract thats purpose is to optimize digestion and the absorption process.
4. Why would a low carb diet cause head aches, fatigue and carbohydrate cravings? Answer: When going on a low card diet you lose a lot of water and with the water you lose essential minerals. Minerals such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Without these minerals you may start to feel dizzy, tired, lightheaded, and have muscle and head aches.