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Quiz 6

QUIZ 6

Essay questions.

  1. 8 of the amino acids are considered to be essential for Humans, because Humans can not make these 8 AA's. Since no known plant proteins have the essential [Human] AA's in the correct ratio, vegetarians have a risk of not getting enough of 3 to 5 of these 8 AA's. What would you expect as observable problems if some of these became deficient enough to cause observable problems?
  2. The vegetarian can avoid deficiency in the 3 essential AA's with the lowest density in plants but will have to overdose on 3 or 4 essential AA's with the highest density in plants.
    a) if you believe that overdosing is not likely, explain what mechanisms in the Human body prevent Amino Acid overdosing.
    b) if you believe that overdosing is possible, explain what reaction to the overdose could happen after long-term, chronic (‘repeating’) overdosing.



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