Carbohydrate

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.
What are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are one of the most important food groups in the diet. They provide essential elements that the body needs for instant energy production and various vital functions.

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Changes in surface sugarlike molecules help cancer cells to spread

Changes in surface sugarlike molecules help cancer cells to spread

New type of artificial binding proteins for blocking sugar structures on cell surfaces

New type of artificial binding proteins for blocking sugar structures on cell surfaces

Research introduces a new concept of resectability in pancreatic cancer

Research introduces a new concept of resectability in pancreatic cancer

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

Yale study may help reconcile conflicting findings about low-calorie sweeteners

Yale study may help reconcile conflicting findings about low-calorie sweeteners

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

Daily intake of non-fried potato linked to better diet quality compared to refined grains

Daily intake of non-fried potato linked to better diet quality compared to refined grains

Oligosaccharide 2'FL in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Oligosaccharide 2'FL in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Diets high in fat and protein exacerbate C. diff infections in mice

Diets high in fat and protein exacerbate C. diff infections in mice

High-fat, high-protein meals may appeal to Clostridioides difficile bacteria

High-fat, high-protein meals may appeal to Clostridioides difficile bacteria

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

As VA tests keto diet to help diabetic patients, skeptics raise red flags

As VA tests keto diet to help diabetic patients, skeptics raise red flags

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating

People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating

Sensitive Analysis of Sugars with HPLC-Electrochemical Detection

Sensitive Analysis of Sugars with HPLC-Electrochemical Detection

New findings can help develop more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs

New findings can help develop more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs

Association between healthy/unhealthy low fat and low carb diet and risk of death

Association between healthy/unhealthy low fat and low carb diet and risk of death

Low-fat diet associated with reduction in testosterone among men

Low-fat diet associated with reduction in testosterone among men