SCI228 Discussions Week 3

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SCI228 Discussions Week 3
What is the role of fat in the diet? Where do we get fat from and what is its’ role in our diet?  What are…

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SCI228 Discussions Week 3

SCI228 Discussions Week 3

All Students Posts 142 Pages

Lipids – 72 Pages

What is the role of fat in the diet? Where do we get fat from and what is its’ role in our diet?  What are some of the good sources of fat? So what role do these good fats play in a keeping our bodies healthy? Do we have any quantity/amount/suggested amounts per serving?…

Well, carbs last week and fats this week! Many people think fat is the enemy when in actuality it really isn’t. Let’s start the week out by talking about why fat is good? What do we need fat for? How much of our diet should consist of fat per day and does the value vary based on the type of fat? Let’s also talk about disorders related to fat intake and/or metabolism.

How can fats both protect against cardiovascular disease and yet promote it as well? What are some risk factors for cardiovascular disease? What are some ways to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease?…

Proteins – 70 Pages

What role do proteins play in the body? Why would teenage boys and active men require more servings than teenage girls, active women and most men? Does anyone have examples of foods that are common sources of proteins in Asian, African or South American Countries? What roles do proteins have during exercise?…

And the last fuel source to discuss is protein. What are some of necessary functions of proteins? We’ll get into the chemical basis of proteins in a day or two but let’s start out with the basics as to why we need them.  Let’s start with peptides – what is a peptide? What is gene expression? How about translation? Transcription?

This is about as molecular as we’ll get but this information is very important in understanding protein functions! Can vegetarians consume adequate amounts of protein? How do they have adjust their diets in order to do so? WHY do people choose to become vegetarians? There are many different reasons! What are some different types of vegetarian diets?…