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Assignment 3: Nutrition 20 points

  1. What is a carbohydrate and what is its role in the body?
  1. What is a lipid and what is its role in the body?
  2. What is the significance of amino acids in a protein?
  3. Describe the four levels of organization of a protein.
  4. What is the function of a nucleic acid?
  5. What is the significance in the 3-D shape of proteins?
  6. What are the five basic categories of nutrients?
  7. How does fiber help decrease your chances of getting colon cancer?
  8. What is the role of bile in the digestive process?
  9. What is the difference between chemical and mechanical digestion?
  10. Are lipids water-soluable? Proteins? Carbohydrates?
  11. What is the role of HDL and LDL?
  12. Why would excess amounts of Vitamin B6 be bad for you?