Digestion is a hydrolytic process in which complex food materials are mechanically and enzymatically broken down into simpler soluble forms. Proteins are polymers of amino acid residues which are joined end to end by peptide bonds. Proteolytic enzymes break down the peptide bonds.
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Protiens are most complex nitrogenous organic compounds, forming about 12% of the cell contents and play an important role in biochemical reactions. The structure and conformation of protein is classified into following four types.
There should be large gap period (about 5 years) between the births of the two children, so that the first child can be breast fed for a long time. Breast feeding should be continued as long as possible. When the quantity of the mother’s milk decreases the child’s diet should be supplemented with appropriate protein […]
Prolonged nursing on the breast milk and the late introduction of supplementary food also lead to PEM. In the later stages the mother’s milk may not be sufficient to fulfill the needs of the child.
Protein-energy Malnutrition (PEM) arises due to deficiency of both dietary energy and proteins. Since energy is mainly supplied by carbohydrates and fats. We can say that protein energy malnutrition is due to deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet.
Deficiency diseases are widespread in India mainly due to poverty and ignorance. They can be controlled by improving the financial conditions of the people and by imparting health education to them. Let us study the different deficiency diseases.
Proteins are the polymers of aminoacids which constitute the principal structural unit of protoplasmic organelles, enzymes, and other macromolecules of biological importance.