Now that we have digested, taken up, absorbed, and transported the macronutrients, the next step is to learn how these macronutrients are metabolized. Alcohol is also included at the end of this chapter, even though it is not a macronutrient.
- 6.2: Carbohydrate Metabolism
- There are many metabolic pathways/cycles/processes/reactions that are involved in the synthesis or degradation of carbohydrates and compounds formed from them. Please note that most of these pathways are not specific to carbohydrates only. Gluconeogenesis will be learned about in the protein section, because amino acids are a common substrate used for synthesizing glucose.