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SCI 241 WEEK 3 DQ's


Research how blood glucose levels can be affected in the body. How can someone regulate (or manage) blood glucose levels? Is this the same for and adult or child with diabetes?


Blood glucose can be raised by carbohydrate rich food. By keeping track of how many carbohydrates you eat and setting a limit for how many to eat, you can help keep your blood glucose levels within normal range. What does this mean for an adult or child diagnosed with diabetes?


·        In recent years, low-carbohydrate diets have become popular and have received media attention. These diets involve replacing carbohydrates with high-protein foods; such diets can produce rapid weight loss, but there are a number of negative attributes linked to this type of diet. What are the risks and negative consequences associated with eliminating an entire macro-nutrient like carbohydrates from your diet? D


·        The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines recommend that adults get 20%–35% of their calories from fats; however, our society recommends low-fat or no-fat diets. Should people eliminate fats from their diets altogether? Why or why not? What are the differences between good and bad fat? What is a disease associated with a high-fat diet?



·        If you pour oil into a glass of water, you will see that these two substances do not mix. Knowing this, how do lipids move through the body so they can be digested and absorbed? How are lipids stored in the body? Explain your answer. (Use the textbook as your main information source)