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Describe carbohydrate absorption and metabolism.

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Carbohydrates are absorbed via ingested foods. Chemical digestion is via enzymes such as amylase which cleaves certain bonds between the sugars which form up complex carbohydrates. Many of these enzymes exist in various parts of the gastrointestinal tract. When carbohydrates are broken down into components like glucose, it is ready to take part of metabolic processes wherein cells cleave bonds in glucose and use that energy to make more accessible "energy molecules". Glucose ...

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