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Cell Structure & Function

Cell Structure & Function

Conceptually, a cell can be thought of as a factory that can produce (synthesize) various compounds to ensure that the body operates properly. A single cell can be divided into three parts: cell (or plasma) membrane nucleus cytoplasm Cell Membrane: The cell membrane is semipermeable, which means that certain substances can enter the cell but...
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...