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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341-344

Concept of biochemistry of food

Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq

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Seenaa Badr Mohammed
Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Babylon
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DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_87_22

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Nutritional biochemistry examines the health benefits gained from eating healthy food. It specifically focusses on nutrient chemical components and how they function metabolically, physiologically, and biochemically. The biochemical study gives information about food metabolism and hormones and enzymes participating in this process and describes the process of food intake and how energy is obtained and the way the energy is spent. It is study of nutrition as a science. Nutritional biochemical therapy refers to specific nutritional procedures including assessment and interventions in the treatment of an illness, injury, or disease condition. Studying the biochemistry of food and its metabolism gives us knowledge about effectors of metabolism in positive direction as it is the source of energy, which is the foundation of life. Its negative effect as metabolite can give rise to diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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