Health Effects of the Excessive Consumption of Carbohydrates


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Why is glucose important to the body?

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1. Which of the following is a disorder involving high blood sugar levels?

2. Which hormone is secreted from the pancreas that controls the amount of glucose in the blood?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Just as there are different types of carbohydrates, there are different physical reactions that can result from the consumption of each type. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your grasp of these cause and effect relationships.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet to review:

  • The importance of glucose
  • High blood sugar level disorder
  • The hormone secreted by the pancreas when there is an abundance of glucose in the blood
  • Dental caries
  • The purpose of insulin

Skills Practiced

Students will have the chance to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the effects of carbohydrate consumption
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why dental caries form
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of excessive carbohydrate consumption

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about the results of carbohydrate consumption practices, review the accompanying lesson called Health Effects of the Excessive Consumption of Carbohydrates. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Discuss how the body uses carbohydrates
  • Explain the relationship between insulin and type 2 diabetes
  • Differentiate between refined and unrefined carbohydrates
  • Investigate the connection between refined carbohydrates and tooth decay
  • Comment on how the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates can result in obesity