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Sankhavaram Panini Atlanta, Georgia April 2013 1 Nutrition and Digestion Nutrition and Energy Requirements Nutrients Nutrients are organic and inorganic molecules that support the growth and survival of a living organism. Those utilized by humans can be divided into six major classes: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, water, and minerals. Nutrients are used for three major purposes: 1. To supply the energy needed for the body to perform work 2. To provide the building blocks for the synthesis of other important molecules 3.

Diet The daily energy requirements are met through the consumption of food. The Food and Nutrition Board (Institute of Medicine, National Academies) has defined the following terms as part of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) values for the six major groups of nutrients (Fig. 1): — Adequate intake (AI) is a recommended average daily nutrient intake level assumed to be adequate based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of daily nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of healthy people.

A Fatty acid B Triacylglycerol C Cholesterol ester D Glycerophospholipid E Sphingophospholipid F Glycolipid G Lipid-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K Digestion and absorption The digestion of lipids (Fig. 6) is catalyzed by lipases (enzymes that hydrolyze ester bonds) and is aided by the lipid-emulsifying molecules in bile. — Salivary (lingual) lipase and gastric lipases break down only short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids. Short-chain fatty acids then diffuse through the stomach to enter the circulatory system.

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