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Food Metabolism

How does the food you consume affect your body, and what type of food should you consume to build muscle? Most people have thought about this question at least once. In this virtual lab, you will explore how your chosen food options contribute toward fat and muscle gain.


The body is a complex system. The model used in this lab is a very simplified version of this complex reality. Food intake gets divided into protein, carbohydrates and fat. These then get converted into muscle and fat mass, depending upon various factors, such as metabolic rate, physical activity and so on.

A simplified overview of the metabolism.


Analyze the development of fat and muscle mass for a given diet.


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Fat and muscle mass development for a given diet.

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