J D asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

Bio help please?

ndividuals on low-fat, low-protein diets obtain the bulk of their energy needs from

carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates such as starch and disaccharides such as sucrose

(table sugar) are first broken down into glucose. Through a series of metabolic reactions and

pathways, the glucose is completely converted to CO2, and the energy it contains is used to

produce glucose. Describe this process in detail, using schematic diagrams to explain your


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  • 1 decade ago
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    There is a mistake in your sequence. Glucose is completely broken down into CO2 and H2O in respiration. The excess energy is stored as glycogen in the liver.The body does not produce glucose, only plants do that.

    C6H12O6+6O2--->.6CO2 +6H2O

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