Transport of Biotin into Human Milk

More than 95% of the biotin in human milk is free in the skim fraction. The concentration of biotin varies substantially in some women and exceeds the concentration in serum by one or two orders of magnitude, suggesting that there is a system for transport into milk. Metabolites account for more than half of the total biotin plus metabolites in early and transitional human milk. With postpartum maturation, the biotin concentration increases, but inactive metabolites still account for approximately one-third of the total biotin plus metabolites at 5 weeks postpartum. Studies have not detected a soluble biotin binding protein.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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