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Old 01-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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proteins are all composed of amino acids. some amino acids are "glucogenic" and can be converted into glucose, others can be converted to fat under some circumstances. I can't find what they are called right now. sorry. this means converted to fat and then DIGESTED as fat to use used for energy, etc.

this is entirely different though than having excess "food energy" in your body to be converted to "storage fat" on you, right?

as I understand it, excess protein, meaning extra amino acids that aren't needed for all your metabolic/cellular needs, are oxidized to urea and carbon dioxide as a source of energy. I guess that means you would use those and therefore not need the same amount of other nutrients as if you didn't have them to use.
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