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Do nutrients have the same functions for kids and adults? And are the symptoms of deficiency the same? [closed]

I’m writing my bachelorthesis about children’s nutrition. Now I stumbled upon a question that I can’t answer myself and I wasn’t able to find it anywhere either. Do nutrients (carbs, fat, protein, ...
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How efficient is the human metabolism at converting macronutrients to fat

My understanding is that carbohydrates and protein that are eaten but not immediately utilised are stored as body fat, provided that glycogen stores are already full. Also, I assume that any fat eaten ...
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What does the prevalence of low potassium (hypokalemia) in 21% of hospital patients really tell us and how is it being addressed?

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 5 hospital patients has hypokalemia (low potassium) and often this is the result of a side effect of heart related medications (ibid.): ...
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Energy value from food: is it the maximum avail?

Long story short, is the energy value listed on the foods nutritional label a fixed value? Food labels indicate macro-nutrients (carbs, proteins and fats). These values, in combination with the 4-4-9 ...
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I am confused about this hot sauce nutrition label

So I know calorie rounding is a thing. Although I don't know how it really works. Something like if it's under 5 calories you can put it as zero, correct? Regardless why is it, in the per 100 grams ...
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Does boiling milk really make the nutrients in it less useful to the body when ingesting it?

Does “denaturing” nutrients in milk by boiling it make them less useful, or actually more useful, as they undergo “denaturation” anyway during digestion? I've read online that boiling milk "denatures" ...
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How can we digest protein, fats and carbs at the same time?

I read that carbohydrates need an alkakine environment to be digested while protein and fats need an acidic one, so how can the human stomach handle both at the same time ?
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Should we all eat more Protein?

A health conscious person might wander around these days and see a lot of advertising going on, that says: "Eat More Protein!" If you go to a site that calls itself healthline you are even presented ...
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Is there scientific evidence that low-carb diets enhance athletic and mental performance?

Contrary to the recent past, when high carb - low fat diets were recommended, it appears that now the opposite type diet is often being recommended. Many doctors who have written books on the subject ...