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RE: A Question

On  6 Sep 96 at 9:08, fatfree-nd@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> From:          Harold Day <harold.day@xxxxxxx>
> To:            "'Fat Free'" <fatfree@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject:       RE: A Question
> Date:          Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:08:43 -0500

> The body burns all sources of fuel, fat, glycogen, and protein. The problem 
> with eating a day's worth of 1500 calories of fat is that fat is stored 
> very easily. No conversion is needed to store fat. With Carb's they are 
> converted then stored. The conversion process uses some of the calories in 
> the grams of carbs to convert them to fat, but, the excess carbs will still 
> be stored as fat. 


FWIW, I researched (at a basic level) the conversion of fats and 
carbs to fat.  I hate to say this, but I was doing it to prove someone 
wrong <gasp, blush>. I found severeal sources (RD's and doctors) who 
mentioned that fats are more easily stored as fat than carbs are. 

Digging in my memory, I believe one of the books actually mentioned 
numbers - something like 3 percent of the calories from fat are used in 
metabolism/storage, 23% of calories from carbs are used in 

If anyone wants the specific citations or a double-check on the
numbers, I will look them up when I get home and post to the list.

Stephanie Perkins-Cooney
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Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, MB  Canada
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