Ch 41: Campbell Biology Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition

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The Animal Nutrition chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with animal nutrition. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Animal Nutrition textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • How essential and nonessential amino acids are different
  • Types of vitamins and their importance to the body
  • Food sources for minerals
  • Stages of food processing
  • How to determine nutritional needs
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal tract processes
  • Functions of the pancreas
  • Signs of and treatments for type I and type II diabetes
  • How hormones and the nervous system affect hunger

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12 Lessons in Chapter 41: Campbell Biology Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition
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Essential & Nonessential Amino Acids: Difference & Roles

1. Essential & Nonessential Amino Acids: Difference & Roles

The proteins in your body are made up of 20 amino acids. Your body can synthesize the nonessential amino acids, but the remaining amino acids need to come from your diet, making them essential amino acids. Learn about this difference and their roles.

Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

2. Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

There are a lot of different vitamins, and they come from many different places! This lesson will teach you about what they are, how many different kinds you need, what they do, and where you can obtain them naturally.

Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

3. Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

Minerals are important substances that help your body's form and function on many different levels. This lesson will go over some important ones, what they do, and where they are found in our diets.

Determining Your Nutritional Needs

4. Determining Your Nutritional Needs

This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.

The Four Stages of Food Processing

5. The Four Stages of Food Processing

Did you know you are a walking, breathing, processing plant? In this lesson, we'll explore the four stages of food processing in your body: ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination.

Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

6. Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Did you know that there are digestive enzymes in your saliva? It's true. As soon as you put a piece of food in your mouth, the digestive process begins. Join us with this first of two lessons about the human digestive system, where we'll follow food through the upper gastrointestinal tract from the mouth through the stomach.

Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

7. Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

The lower gastrointestinal tract is the part of the digestive system that is responsible for the last part of food digestion and the expulsion of waste from the body. In this lesson, we'll look at each part of the system and what functions each serves in the process of digestion.

Correlation Between Diet & the Evolutionary Adaptations of Vertebrate Digestive Systems

8. Correlation Between Diet & the Evolutionary Adaptations of Vertebrate Digestive Systems

Diet plays a big role in influencing an animal's digestive system's adaptations. This lesson show you how diets influence everything from the shape of teeth to the digestive tract to peculiar dietary habits.

Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production

9. Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production

The islets of Langerhans within your pancreas produce the hormones insulin and glucagon. In this lesson, you will learn how these hormones regulate your blood sugar level in opposite ways.

Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

10. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.

Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

11. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

12. What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

Appetite and hunger involve the interaction of your brain and hormones, and they are further influenced by external cues. Learn about the role the hypothalamus, vagus nerve, leptin, ghrelin and neuropeptide Y play in driving your desire to eat.

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