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Nutrition Exam 1

What does salivary amylase do? Breaks down food and carbs while eating
What is the main site for carb digestion? The small intestine
What are monoscharides? Glucose, galactose and fructose
Where is insulin released from? The pancreas
What does insulin do? Causes cells to take glucose from blood, enhances production/storage of fat, glycogen and protein
What is hyperglycemia? Abnormally low blood glucose levels, from not eating enough.
How is lactose intolerance caused? Inadequate lactase
Created by: esalvati