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If rbcs carry oxygen, what carries nutrients throughout the body?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Blood stream: Nutrients that nourish the host are transported via the circulatory system to reach cells requiring the needed energy to properly function. Before nutrients are transported, ingested food is broken down into a more transportable size. This occurs in the digestive system. . Once broken down, nutrients moves into your small intestines, where they are absorbed into the circulation.

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What compound carries oxygen throughout our body?

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Hemoglobin: Transported inside red blood cells.

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