Posts tagged "BETA-cells"
How the Body Controls Its Internal Environment

How the Body Controls Its Internal Environment

A competitive tennis match or working out hard in the gym can pose a challenge to various of the body’s control systems since exercise increases metabolic demands (e.g. lactic acid build up) thereby challenging homeostasis. Therefore, if one understands how things are being processed inside the body then one can understand what needs to be...
How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

Don’t you wonder why you store fat even though you consume foods that are fat free (e.g. jelly beans)? So how can jelly beans, for instance, increase fat storage? The answer is simple: Excess carbohydrates provided by your diet are stored as fat. Excess carbohydrates (glucose) that couldn’t be stored in the form of glycogen...