A level Biologyyy helppp please - exam questions

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1. The food we eat contains carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.

* People with cystic fibrosis require a higher energy diet than people without cystic fibrosis. They are also more likely to develop problems in the pancreas.
Men with cystic fibrosis are less likely to be able to release sperm.
Discuss why a person with cystic fibrosis could have these symptoms. (6)

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this is what i think the answer is
energy is needed to make cells- sperm in this case needs a lot of energy to do their job and to swim and fertilise the egg, also have a large amount of mitochondria in sperm. hence those with cystic fibrosis need more energy. the digestion of food has the product of ATP- energy
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I think it’s all to do with the mucous membranes and the type of mucus being secreted. The mucus produced by people with cystic fibrosis is much thicker and stickier than non-sufferers. This can be in the digestive tracts that prevents nutrients from being absorbed, in the testes preventing sperm from being secreted and in the pancreas preventing the release of hormones. Hopefully this makes sense?
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