Explain the pathways of carbohydrate absorption.


Explain the pathways of carbohydrate absorption.

Digestion Pathway:

The digestive system can be broken down into 4 different processes, ingestion, digestion, absorption, and excretion. Absorption occurs mainly through diffusion through cell membranes, thus food must be broken down into smaller and smaller pieces.

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Carbohydrates include sugars, and long-chained sugars like starch need to be broken down into di- and monoglycerides. This occurs in the mouth,...

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