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What are proteins?

Author: Anna Kingston
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in Association with Rosen Educational Services, 2019. ©2019
Series: Let's find out! (Britannica Educational Publishing)., Good health.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The human body has thousands of types of proteins, all of which play vitally important functions. While the body produces some of the amino acids it needs, the rest must be supplied through diet. This informative introduction explains what proteins are, the various tasks they enable, their diverse dietary sources, and what can result from consuming too much or too little protein. Sidebar boxes define key vocabulary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Kingston
ISBN: 9781538302989 1538302985 9781538302996 1538302993 1538303000 9781538303009
OCLC Number: 1007507153
Target Audience: 2-3.; 1-5.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Proteins are nutrients --
Amino acids --
Fibrous proteins --
Globular proteins --
Sources of protein --
How much protein do people need? --
Importance of protein --
Malnutrition --
Too much protein --
Essential and useful.
Series Title: Let's find out! (Britannica Educational Publishing)., Good health.
Responsibility: Anna Kingston.

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The human body has thousands of types of proteins, all of which play vitally important functions. While the body produces some of the amino acids it needs, the rest must be supplied through diet. This informative introduction explains what proteins are, the various tasks they enable, their diverse dietary sources, and what can result from consuming too much or too little protein. Sidebar boxes define key vocabulary words or contain questions to spur critical thinking.

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