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Lactose In The Body
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more
Deep in the belly: The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine. On the right side, the pancreas is bounded by the duodenum (small intestine), and on the left side it is bounded by the spleen. There are several very large blood vessels that touch the pancreas as well. This challenging anatomy demands that a specialist operate on the pancreas. ...Read more
Oral glutamine: Digestive tract cannot absorb leptin, so even if you could find a food rich in leptin it wouldn't help - forget about finding foods rich in leptin. The body has to create it's own leptin. You want is for your body to respond to leptin more efficiently (ultimately resulting in lower leptin levels!). As you lose weight, leptin levels drop, because fat itself causes the body to produce more leptin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: I'm not aware of any food that specifically will eliminate fat from your body. However if you follow a healthy diet like the Mediterranean diet, exercise, eat more whole grains, cut out most processed foods and sugar you should loose weight....and most of the weight lost will be from the excess fat you have accumulated. See: http://bit.ly/1Bdzwix http://bit.ly/1FMQO4d http://bit.ly/1rTjasA ...Read more
Gallbladder: The liver produces bile for digestion, some of which is stored in the gallbladder. The bile acids help the intestine to be able to absorb the fatty nutrients in foods. There are no enzymes in bile. Digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas to help break down proteins for digestion (amylase, lipase, protease). The salivary gland, stomach & small intestine also produce enzymes. ...Read more
Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?
Digest then absorb: Proteins are made up of long chains of dozens or hundreds of amino acids. HCL and pepsin in the stomach & protease breaks the proteins down into individual amino acids, which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining into our bloodstream. See http://study.com/academy/lesson/protein-digestion-and-absorption-process.html for more details. ...Read more
Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?
Many different ways: It's temporarily stored in the intestinal tract during the digestive process. Otherwise once it's absorbed in smaller building blocks into the blood stream it is stored at various time in the blood stream and various body tissues from fat, liver, muscle and other organs! ...Read more
SugarIntakeDrivesFat: Carbohydrates (i.e. Sugars in all forms, simple ; complex) are minimal to not needed for human survival ; health. Yet they are widely promoted as part of bogus low-fat diet theory. Fructose, the worst: ~85% converted to triglyceride fat molecules first pass through liver after eaten ; absorbed. Thus, to loose body fat, eat hflc, see: dietdoctor.Com, etc. Fat distribution genetic + some body use. ...Read more
Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more
Working together: The teeth masticate or chew the food so that the stomach can process it. Once in the stomach, the enzymes help further digest the food until it enters the intestines as chyme. Nutrients are absorbed from the small intestine until the remaining material passes down the digestive tract to the colon to be excreted. Very simple answer but more can be found online if you need a more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of enzymes rather enzyme which is found in the milk we buy or in all milks which is had to break down in our bodies when we consume it?
What is the mechanism that the body uses to create fat cells in adults? And how does the body choose where to produce/store fat?
Physiology: You are asking us a question that would take a whole textbook to answer. This forum is not designed to teach you science or provide you with a whole textbook lesson on physiology. We are happy to answer specific question about specific symptoms or problems. But you are asking something that we cannot answer specifically in only 400 characters. ...Read more