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Blood glucose

Blood glucose

The main sugar that the body makes from the three elements of food--proteins, fats, and carbohydrates--but mostly from carbohydrates. Glucose is the major source of energy for living cells and is carried to each cell through the bloodstream. However, the cells cannot use glucose without the help of insulin.


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Re: sugar consumption and weight gain

... food. http://www.nutrientsreview.com/carbs/sugars.html Sugars raise blood glucose quickly, so this is why diabetics need to be careful with sugars. It is true that white ...

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by boron
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: sugar consumption and weight gain
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Fasting and bloodsugar

After a meal, there is increase in the blood sugar level (glucose), which is regulated by Insulin secretion. But during fasting, when there is no food directly ...

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by vinu
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:44 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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Fasting and bloodsugar

When you eat food your body is flooded with glucose, and so insulin is produced to keep the levels relatively constant. It will ... may get higher. I can't imagine off the top of my head why it would make your blood sugar level rise more slowly unless you fasted so long that your digestive ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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Isn't gluconeogenesis SYNTHESIS of glucose, rather than breakdown of glycogen? Yes, I'm not sure what your point is (?) ... I mean, how would you explain this assumption from a biochemical perspective? Blood glucose has to remain stable at all costs, that's the number 1 priority for ...

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by Aymeric
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?
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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

... say anything like that. The GNG takes place in liver and starts when blood glucose level goes down. The transportation is consecutive process.

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?
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