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Hi guys was just wondering what people put for the starving children question at the end of the aqa paper, everyone seems to have put different things x
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After Consulting with a few 'tryhard' biology students the conclusion we came to was for that question: Starving Children have an unbalanced blood glucose concentration which relies on conversion from Stored Fat---->Glucose(Hence why they also weigh less),Therefore removing this option can lead to death as the glucose levels in starving children aren't optimal; this can lead to enzymes not travelling to the target organ quick enough, body temperature not being able to self regulate itself to suit environment(and reaching 37* so enzymes work at optimum etc).Moreover Water and Ion levels in blood aren't controlled anymore ---(link to homeostasis), hence why it can lead to death.Children who have eaten before however have:1----Stable Blood Glucose Level (which doesn't rely on stored fats to be normalized)2----Response System which can detect the change of stimulus and adapt to situation(which is less detectable in starving children because of poor working negative feedback systems) Hence why they'd be fine with it.This may be in some ways inaccurate but it should give you the general image of a 6/6 answer
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