One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide which forms glucose on hydrolysis.
- ‘When you eat carbs, they break down into glucose, which is stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver.’
- ‘Glucagon stimulates conversion of glycogen to glucose for use by the cells as energy.’
- ‘This enzyme is glycogen synthase, which helps remove glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen.’
- ‘If there is room available in the liver and muscles, glucose is taken up and stored as glycogen.’
- ‘In that condition, the body becomes less efficient in converting glucose into glycogen and, instead, stores it as fat.’
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