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Glucose

Glucose


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Glucose molecule

Introduction

When we eat carbohydrates (pasta, candy, etc.) they are turned into glucose, and after that it enters our bloodstream.

Glucose in the human body

When the blood glucose concentration exceeds the upper limit, the excess is removed by the liver and stored within it as glycogen.

From this principle, it is easier to understand that by eating certain foods, which after metabolized are transformed into glucose, the concentration of glycogen in the liver increases.

When glycogen is in excess, the liver breaks down the excess and eliminates it in the bloodstream. Through this process, the blood has its fatty acid concentration increased.

To maintain balance, the blood passing through the skin will have its excess fatty acids removed. This excess will be stored inside cells (adipocytes) in the form of fat.

This process, known as lipogenesis, has the function of maintaining the balance of the amount of glucose within our body. The opposite process is known as lipolysis.