NFS284H1 Lecture 11: NFS284 WEEK 11

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Have a bmi more than 97 percentile: obese. Life expectancy for men was lower bc they smoked more, but that"s not true anymore, so they"re catching up. Nutritional rec"s for older people aren"t that different than younger people, only the kcaloric rec declines a bit. However 65 and older exercise requirements do require balance and mobility exercises. (look at the background documents too: intro to vitamins, vitamin c&e) Energy metabolism: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin. Protection from oxidative damage or oxidative stress: vitamin c and vitamin e. Vitamins that function in the transfer of the methyl groups: vitamin b6, folate, vitamin b12. Is involved protein metabolism: synthesis of nonessential amino acids by transamination, deamination for the production of atp and glucose, decarboxylation for the synthesis of neurotransmitter. These 3 are involved in keeping homocysteine levels in the blood low: homocysteine is toxic to blood vessels. High levels of it increase the risk of cvd.

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