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Glycogen breakdown

What is the difference between glycogen breakdown in liver and in muscle?
- Release vs. consumption

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The difference in glycogen breakdown in liver vs muscle is mainly due to their different metabolic needs. The liver supplies other organs with glucose and therefore needs to export the glucose released ...