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Post by rosebud » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:32 pm

Explain why eating extra protein may have a greater effect on the urea content of the urine of an adult than a child.

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Post by Daniel Wilson » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:55 pm

Well adults have stopped growing so they need less protein so would have more excess protein from the ingested protein as oppsed to the child and so when that is broken down more excess=more urea.

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Post by Poison » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:30 pm

Yes. If you take too much protein, it is broken down for ATP synthesis. The more aminoacid broken down, the more urea comes out.
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Post by rosebud » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:32 pm

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