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Unit 2

How does your body use food?

Are all calories created equal when it comes to fueling up? To answer this question, we’ll follow what happens inside our bodies when we eat something. Chewing and swallowing is only the start!

Lesson 1: Digestion: From the mouth to the blood stream (pdf)

Lesson 2: Metabolism: Glucose is the middleman for ATP (pdf)

Lesson 3: Glucose homeostasis in the blood (1) – storing energy (pdf)

Lesson 4: Glucose homeostasis in the blood (2) – un-storing energy (pdf)

Lesson 5: Blood glucose in sleep, a 5 mile run…and after that Big Mac (pdf)

Watch Online: Unit 2 Multimedia

Metabolic Disease Blog: Unit 2 Further Reading