BIO 123 Georgia Military College Sources of Energy Case Study Questions
Read through the following case study (PDF found under Reading Preparation titled “QEP Energy Drink Article” ) “A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?” and respond:
- Of all the components that you have researched, evaluate which component contributes most to calories?
- Using the inference skill, explain how caffeine provides the perception of increased energy after consumption.
- Write an overall summary of the case (one or two paragraphs) and, explain the physiological role of each of the molecules in your table.
- Using Inductive skills, comment whether the ingredients in these drinks are helpful to someone expending a lot of energy, e.g., a runner and how some of the components in an energy drink can affect your sleep/wake cycle.