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    Glucose is essential in fat acids synthesis after a meal, but how is that possible considering different times of digestion of glucose and fat ???

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    What is your question exactly?
    From Glucose (in fed state) you can make fat and store it in adipose tissue. (you store Fat after you have first made ATP via Glycolisis, then you use ATP to made glycogen in liver and any exess glucose in Liver is then used for fat acid synthesis and shipped out of live as VLDL to be deposited in Adipose tissue (Fatty acid synthesis occurs in hepatocyte as well as adipose tissue) . You can also store this glucose as glycogen in muscle, but remember that in the fast state the muscle does not break down glycogen to make glucose for other tissues, but it rather break down glycogen for its own use.

    In fast state you want to mobilze glucose, via glycogen stores (to give to other tissues) but before the liver can make glucose and put it out in the blood via glycogenlolisis it needs ATP for glycogen breakdown. This ATP comes from the beta oxidation (lipoisis) of Fat that was stored earlier.

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    Excellent explanation

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    Yeah very nice explanation. Thanks

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