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In the human body, excess glucose enters the anabolic pathways and may be converted...

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acsanford | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM via web

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In the human body, excess glucose enters the anabolic pathways and may be converted into glycogen or what else?

This is part of anatomy and physiology having to with cellular metabolism.

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dastice | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted June 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM (Answer #1)

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If glucose is not needed by the body for immediate energy, it is stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen.  Glycogen is easily broken back down to supply energy to the body.  However, the liver and muscles can only store a limited amount of glycogen, and when glycogen stores are full the liver converts the excess into fat that is stored around the body as adipose tissue.

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