Ambulanc Lipids: A Case Study Essay

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I.) Introduction The worst feeling for a parent is seeing their child in pain. I discovered this when I was having dinner with a family friend, Ryan, and he told me about when his daughter, Brooke, had a severe allergic reaction to shrimp. He told me about how his family was having a Fourth of July barbecue one year and everything seemed normal. Brooke had just gotten a plate of food, on which was a shrimp kabob. She started eating and after a minute or two, she started wheezing. The wheezing turned into coughing and her lips became swollen and blue. Ryan saw what was happening and asked what was wrong. Brooke couldn’t say anything and Ryan started to panic. He dialed 911 faster than he ever thought he could and his heart felt like it was going to beat out of his chest. An …show more content…
Lipids are more commonly referred to a fats. They are used for energy and cell structure. There are multiple types of fats, including saturated fats, unsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and phospholipids. Saturated fats, unsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats are used for energy because they store large amounts of it. Phospholipids are used for cell structure. Proteins are the final organic compound. They are made up of amino acids that are chained together. Since there are 20 types of amino acids, there are thousands upon thousands of types of proteins. Twelve of the amino acids are made by our bodies, but we must consume the other eight. An extremely important type of protein is called an enzyme. Enzymes speed up our bodies’ chemical reactions. The purpose of this lab was to figure out what foods contain different organic compounds. The tests were very simple, but the information found with them is very significant. Knowing what organic compounds are in the food we consume can prevent people from having allergic reactions. It can also help us know what foods we should be eating to benefit our bodies. A.)

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