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.

Read More

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Carbohydrate News and Research

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

RUDN geneticist finds a bifidobacterial protein that can reduce inflammation in COVID-19

RUDN geneticist finds a bifidobacterial protein that can reduce inflammation in COVID-19

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Environmental and biomedical applications of enzyme inhibitors

Environmental and biomedical applications of enzyme inhibitors

Study evaluates the impact of today's most popular fad diets on cardiovascular health

Study evaluates the impact of today's most popular fad diets on cardiovascular health

FDA approves a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device for young pediatric patients

FDA approves a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device for young pediatric patients

Researchers develop novel material with possible applications in wound healing

Researchers develop novel material with possible applications in wound healing

Universities collaborate to develop COVID-19 virus-trapping materials

Universities collaborate to develop COVID-19 virus-trapping materials

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Researchers develop implantable hydrogels based on plant polysaccharides

Researchers develop implantable hydrogels based on plant polysaccharides

C-type lectin receptors play a role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

C-type lectin receptors play a role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Low-cost, environmentally-friendly hand sanitizer produced from plant and paper waste

Low-cost, environmentally-friendly hand sanitizer produced from plant and paper waste

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity

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