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Nutrition: A Case-Based Biology Lesson Plan

Nutrition: A Case-Based Biology Lesson Plan

In this activity, students will analyze what is happening in the following case: Rebecca and Joel are healthy young adults who undertake an extended bicycle trip for which they did not adequately plan. Although the cyclists were in great shape when they began the trip, the number of miles they now ride in a day is decreasing as muscle soreness and fatigue is slowing them down. Both are eating protein-rich, high-calorie snacks when they can fit them in and sometimes fast food. Both have lost weight, complain of increased thirst and frequent urination. They even notice their own breath odor.


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