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Organic compounds that form the chief constituents of protein and are used by the body to build and repair tissues.
amino acids
Substance produced by the liver and found in plant and animal fats that can produce fatty deposits or atherosclerotic plaques in the blood vessels.
Cholesterol
Conditions caused by a below-normal in take of particular substance.
deficiencies
A disease in which the beta cells in the pancreas no longer produce insulin. Patients must rely on daily insulin administration to utilize glucose for energy and prevent complications.
diabetes mellitus type 1
A disease in which the body is unable to utilize glucose for energy as a result of either a lack of insulin production in teh pancreas or resistance to insulin on the cellular level.
diabetes mellitus type 2
Process of converting food into chemical substances that can be used by the body.
digestion
Combined with, treateed with, or exposed to hydrogen
Hydrogenated
An excesive acumulation of body fat defined as more than 20% above the recommended body weight
obesity
Loss of bone density; lack of calcium intake is a major factor in its development.
Osteoporsis
Person with a minimum of a bachelors degree in foods and nutrition who is concerned with the maintenance and promotion of health and the treatment of diseases through diet.
registered dietitian
Fatty acid and glycerol compounds that combine with a protien molecule to form high and low-density lipoproteins.
riglycerides