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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People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

Consuming whey protein at night increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people

Consuming whey protein at night increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people

Brazilian startup to develop a low-cost high-performance COVID-19 diagnostic test

Brazilian startup to develop a low-cost high-performance COVID-19 diagnostic test

Chemically engineered peptides could help fight persistent human health challenges

Chemically engineered peptides could help fight persistent human health challenges

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

Researchers solve structure of key enzyme critical for biofilm formation in fungal pathogen

Researchers solve structure of key enzyme critical for biofilm formation in fungal pathogen

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

New test may help detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy

New test may help detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy

Physical activity prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and keeps muscles healthy

Physical activity prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and keeps muscles healthy

Environmental chemicals linked to changes in the gut microbiome and health

Environmental chemicals linked to changes in the gut microbiome and health

New and unexplored angle in the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to host cells

New and unexplored angle in the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to host cells

Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

Potential targets discovered for COVID-19 therapy

Potential targets discovered for COVID-19 therapy

SARS-CoV-2 binds heparan sulfate, preventing host cell infection

SARS-CoV-2 binds heparan sulfate, preventing host cell infection

Study sheds light on how a cellular pathway in plants senses danger signals

Study sheds light on how a cellular pathway in plants senses danger signals

Research on SARS-CoV-2 spike protein may lead to new vaccines and treatments

Research on SARS-CoV-2 spike protein may lead to new vaccines and treatments

Specialized nerve cells promote the consumption of high-fat food

Specialized nerve cells promote the consumption of high-fat food

Diverse diet as effective as sports nutrition products for female athletes, study finds

Diverse diet as effective as sports nutrition products for female athletes, study finds

Blood test may aid in early detection of pancreatic cancer

Blood test may aid in early detection of pancreatic cancer