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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UGA receives NIH contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research

UGA receives NIH contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Study: Low fat diets reduce men’s testosterone levels

Study: Low fat diets reduce men’s testosterone levels

'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

Metabolic dysfunction found in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders

Metabolic dysfunction found in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders

Restricting excessive consumption of added sugars may reduce NAFLD risk in children

Restricting excessive consumption of added sugars may reduce NAFLD risk in children

Study examines the health effects of diet and resistance training in middle-aged adults

Study examines the health effects of diet and resistance training in middle-aged adults

Researchers create edible food films for packaging a variety of food products

Researchers create edible food films for packaging a variety of food products

Amino acids signaling controls whole-body glucose homeostasis, study shows

Amino acids signaling controls whole-body glucose homeostasis, study shows

Women who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise

Women who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise

48Hour Discovery and Merck join hands to accelerate drug development

48Hour Discovery and Merck join hands to accelerate drug development

Review helps understand the mechanisms of R-CHOP resistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Review helps understand the mechanisms of R-CHOP resistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Innovative cancer treatment effective in combating fungal infection in vitro and in mice

Innovative cancer treatment effective in combating fungal infection in vitro and in mice

Could a diet high in carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease?

Could a diet high in carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease?

SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

Bacteria use slimy strategy to defeat antibiotics that fight cystic fibrosis

Bacteria use slimy strategy to defeat antibiotics that fight cystic fibrosis

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Eating low-quality diet during pregnancy is linked to late-childhood obesity

Eating low-quality diet during pregnancy is linked to late-childhood obesity

Study provides new information about the structure of prion proteins

Study provides new information about the structure of prion proteins

Study could help develop drugs for pregnancy maintenance, treat autoimmune diseases

Study could help develop drugs for pregnancy maintenance, treat autoimmune diseases