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Module 1: El papel del agua

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Chemistry - Water continued

Water continued

Water plays a role in the hydrolysis [1] of carbohydrates, fats and
proteins [2]. It is also a product of respiration and the reforming of
proteins and fats in our cells and the conversion of glucose into glycogen
for storage.

Water is also the medium in which most biochemical reactions occur and is
the key component of blood.

Water is second only to oxygen in importance in your body. It is possible
to live for some weeks without any intake of carbohydrates, fats and
proteins. However after two or three days (less in high temperatures)
without water, the chances of survival diminish rapidly.

We need water to control body temperature, remove body wastes and carry
nutrients [3] around the body in the blood.

Because we lose water in urine, faeces and perspiration, we must take in
enough water each day to ensure that the body's water level remains
constant.

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