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Most primate ancestors wouldn't have been able to metabolize ethanol, the results showed.
Eating one cup of raisins metabolizes into the blood sugar equivalent of 26 teaspoons of table sugar.
Intense activity triggers a survival mechanism that uses all available fuels, and metabolizes entire proteins to extract BCAAs and glutamine.
Alcohol-abuse specialists say that women have less of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, or ADH, which metabolizes some of the alcohol in the stomach before it can enter the bloodstream.
Human risk assessments for butadiene require knowledge of how people metabolize this chemical following exposure.
This suggests that an individual's ability to metabolize and neutralize MEHP may play a role in determining effects.
Individuals with a reduced ability to metabolize these drugs may be exposed to higher levels of the drug, placing them at risk for adverse drug reactions.
And they do the same thing with their food that you do with yours: They metabolize it - convert the nutrients to energy, which they use to build new cell structures.
Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are a family of enzymes that metabolize the intracellular messengers cyclic AMP (cAMP) and cyclic GMP.
The FDA advisory recommended physicians order a CYP2D6 genotyping test to determine how the patient will metabolize codeine in advance of its prescription.
Smith says that his team isn't sure whether muscle cells contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance or whether having these conditions reduces a muscle's ability to metabolize sugar and fat.
It has long been speculated that this differing susceptibility to the adverse health effects of arsenic may be due to differences in the way people metabolize the element.