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Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy. There are different groups of disorders. Some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy.

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  1. Metabolic Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy. You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver ...
  2. Metabolic Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. You can have just one risk factor, but people often have several of them together. ...
  3. ClinicalTrials.gov: Metabolic Diseases From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Metabolic Disorders/Clinical Trials ... Metabolic Disorders ... National Institutes of Health ... From the National Institutes of Health
  4. ... Foundation [Internet]. Doylestown (PA): Hepb.org; c2022. Inherited Metabolic Diseases; [cited 2022 May 11]; [about 11 screens]. Available ... programs/liver/risk-factors-for-liver-cancer/inherited-metabolic-diseases Hinkle J, Cheever K. Brunner & Suddarth's Handbook of ...
  5. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break (fracture).
  6. Learning about an Undiagosed Condition in a Child From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Genetic Disorders/Children ... Genetic Disorders ... Rare Diseases/Learn More ... Rare Diseases ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... From the National Institutes of ...
  7. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: 2nd edition (Department of Health and Human Services) - PDF  
    Exercise and Physical Fitness/Start Here ... Exercise and Physical Fitness ... Exercise for Children/Start Here ... Exercise for Children ... How Much Exercise Do I Need?/ ...
  8. Acute Liver Failure (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Liver Diseases/Specifics ... Liver Diseases ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited metabolic disease that mostly affects young children and involves progressive damage to and death of cells, particularly in the brain. It is caused by a ...
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