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A carbohydrate is an organic compound with general formula C''m''(H2O)''n'', that is, consisting only of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the last two in the 2:1 atom ratio. Carbohydrates can be viewed as hydrates of carbon, hence their name.

Researchers evaluate rice consumption against overall diet quality and key nutrient intakes

New research, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USA Rice Federation, shows that consumers can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their daily meals. [More]
LabStyle Innovations, FatSecret partner for Dario Diabetes Management Solution

LabStyle Innovations, FatSecret partner for Dario Diabetes Management Solution

LabStyle Innovations Corp., developer of the Dario Diabetes Management Solution, today announced a partnership with the world's leading global nutrition data application, FatSecret. [More]
New textbook provides facts and dispels myths on sugar/fructose consumption

New textbook provides facts and dispels myths on sugar/fructose consumption

A new textbook, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health, published this month by Springer Press, under their Humana Press imprint, provides one of the most comprehensive scientific analyses on the closely-watched issue of caloric sweetener consumption. [More]
Study highlights benefits of using multiple injections to treat Sanfilippo syndrome type III B

Study highlights benefits of using multiple injections to treat Sanfilippo syndrome type III B

New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years. [More]

New sweetener from tequila plant may aid diabetes, weight loss

A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today. [More]
Eating high-protein diet in middle age is as deadly as smoking

Eating high-protein diet in middle age is as deadly as smoking

That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet - a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. [More]
Researchers discover that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells

Researchers discover that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells

Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells. Their findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show how these molecules may serve as signals for cancer and explain what's going on inside these cells, pointing to new ways in which sugars function as a looking glass into the workings of their underlying structures. [More]

High-carbohydrate, high-calorie diet could delay progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

A high-carbohydrate, high-calorie diet could delay the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a phase 2 study published in The Lancet. [More]
Study links carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and AD

Study links carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and AD

​Even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Recent reports in medical literature link carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to a greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, impaired cognition, and other disorders. [More]
Chewable drug candidate BTI320 can potentially prevent added sugar intake

Chewable drug candidate BTI320 can potentially prevent added sugar intake

It's official: sugar is not so sweet—for our health, that is. The new study "Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults," published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examines the intake of "added sugars," and the results suggest that sugar is now an independent risk factor for heart disease and other chronic diseases. [More]
New research may provide insight on how dengue virus gains entry into cells

New research may provide insight on how dengue virus gains entry into cells

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus, afflicts millions of people each year, causing fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and a characteristic skin rash. In some people the disease progresses to a severe, often fatal, form known as dengue hemorrhagic fever. [More]

New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre

New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre could lead to advances in areas as diverse as health and environmentally-friendly biofuels. [More]

Robotic surgery holds promise for patients with infective endocarditis

​A potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart, infective endocarditis frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage. [More]

Researchers discover simple blood test that can predict diabetes risk much earlier

An estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Another 79 million are thought to have "prediabetes," meaning they are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. [More]

TSRI professor wins 2014 Wolf Prize in chemistry

Chi-Huey Wong, professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has won the 2014 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering contributions to the synthesis of compounds vitally important to biology and medicine. [More]
Omega-3 fatty acids especially DHA may have even wider range of biological impacts, shows study

Omega-3 fatty acids especially DHA may have even wider range of biological impacts, shows study

A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease. [More]
New research reveals that humans can use odor to detect fat in food

New research reveals that humans can use odor to detect fat in food

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food. As food smell almost always is detected before taste, the findings identify one of the first sensory qualities that signals whether a food contains fat. [More]

New, "designer" dietary fiber may eliminate side effects of current IBS treatment

A newly-developed, "designer" dietary fiber with an added potential prebiotic effect may eliminate the side effects of current treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome which affects 10-20 percent of the population, disproportionately women. [More]
U of T researchers find no evidence to support 'blood-type' diet theory

U of T researchers find no evidence to support 'blood-type' diet theory

Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that the theory behind the popular blood type diet--which claims an individual's nutritional needs vary by blood type--is not valid. The findings are published this week in PLoS One. [More]
Biothera enhances innate immune responses to Imprime PGG drug candidate

Biothera enhances innate immune responses to Imprime PGG drug candidate

Biothera has enhanced innate immune responses to its cancer immunotherapy drug candidate Imprime PGG in subjects regardless of biomarker status, demonstrating the opportunity to treat a larger patient population. The in vitro research will be presented today at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Antibody-Drug Conjugates/Engineering Targeted Therapeutics conference in Palm Springs, CA. [More]