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what enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: proteases- digest protein amylase- digest starch lipase digest fat there are varieties in this them, but those are the basics.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a high protein diet?

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Family Medicine 28 years experience
>30%: High in proteins such as beans, nuts, meats and dairy. A chicken breast has about 20 grams of protein just to give you an idea. Normally you want around 30 percent of your calories to be from protein so anything higher would be "high protein".
A 35-year-old member asked:

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is an enlarged liver enzyme is more associated with graves' disease or lymphoma?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Liver enzyme elevations reflect liver cell injury. Certain medications used to treat graves disease can affect the liver and periodic liver enzyme checks are warranted. Certain lymphomas can involve the liver and therefore can cause enzyme elevations.
A 50-year-old member asked:

I have IgA nephropathy, can I consume soy based proteins?

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Dr. Nirupama Vemuri
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Yes: Iga nephropathy is a immune mediated glimerulopathy. Fish oil is recommneded. Depending on kidney function you might need meds such as acei. You can take soy protein.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it a problem if my doctor uses psa (protein specific antigen) tests instead of a digital rectal exam for the prostate?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
No: Prostate specific antigen (not protein) is a very sensitive marker of prostate function. It very frequently will be elevated before any abnormality is detected by digital rectal exam. However, nothing beats a good clinician being able to feel something on exam. So, really, the two work together to achieve the best results.

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