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Glucógeno

(Glycogen)

El cuerpo descompone la mayoría de los carbohidratos de los alimentos que comemos y los convierte en un tipo de azúcar llamado “glucosa”. La glucosa es la fuente principal de combustible para nuestras células. Cuando el cuerpo no necesita usar la glucosa para generar energía, la almacena en el hígado y los músculos. Esta forma almacenada de glucosa se compone de varias moléculas conectadas entre sí y se llama “glucógeno”. Cuando el cuerpo necesita una inyección rápida de energía o cuando no puede obtener suficiente glucosa de los alimentos, se descompone el glucógeno para liberar glucosa al torrente sanguíneo y servir de combustible para las células.

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