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a class of aldehyde or ketone derivatives of polyhydric alcohols, particularly of the pentahydric and hexahydric alcohols. They are so named because the hydrogen and oxygen are usually in the proportion to form water, cn(h2o)n. The most important include the small sugars as well as the large starches, glycogens, celluloses, and gums. Carbohydrates with reference to nutrition and diet are dietary carbohydrates.

The formula for a carbohydrate:




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Fasting and bloodsugar

... insulin is produced to keep the levels relatively constant. It will peak, however, after eating food, especially if that food is rich in sugars or carbohydrates. If you fast your body will produce glucose still from your reserves - providing you are healthy of course - and so your glucose levels ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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Re: Fats in the Late Night?

... then signals muscle and fat cells to absorb glucose from food. Sleep deprivation can affect the metabolic functions responsible for storing carbohydrates and regulating hormones. This is a likely candidate for where this persistent medical myth originated.

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by Coelacanth
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Fats in the Late Night?
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

It can synthesise lipids, proteins, carbohydrates. These are living reactions aren't they????

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by Sumanth001
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

Carbohydrates are Hydrophilic. They have large amounts of oxygen and therefore, polar molecules, according to “Carbohydrates (1)”. Polar means that the molecules have "dipoles". This is due to the unbalanced charge ...

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by HectorEnriquezC
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
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Re: Anyone have any good diet tips/plans

You could try Atkins diet, it is basically focusing on decreasing your carbohydrates intakes, combine it with regular exercising and you could see some weight loss results.

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by timiber013
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Anyone have any good diet tips/plans
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