How Animals Make Carbs and Fats
Lecture no. 15 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Take a tour of cell manufacturing, focusing on metabolic pathways that use energy to synthesize key molecules, including sugars, complex carbohydrates, fatty acids, and other lipids. Along the way, learn why alcohol and exercise don’t mix, how our bodies create short- and long-term energy stores, and why some essential fatty acids can lead to health problems if their ratios are not optimal.