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Sugar

Definition

noun, plural: sugars

(1) Any monosaccharide or disaccharide, used especially by organisms to store energy.

(2) Any sweet, crystalline solid disaccharide used as sweetener or preservative.


Supplement

The term sugar is the generic term for any disachharides (e.g. sucrose) and monosaccharides (e.g. fructose, glucose). Sugars are essential structural component of living cells and source of energy in many organisms. Sugars are classified based on the number of monosaccharide units present. The monosaccharides join to form more complex sugars, e.g. disachharides (e.g. sucrose).


Word origin: from the Arabic and Persian ‘’shaker’’.

'’See also: carbohydrate

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Fasting and bloodsugar

After a meal, there is increase in the blood sugar level (glucose), which is regulated by Insulin secretion. But during fasting, when there is no food directly provided to the body to get it converted to glucose , blood sugar level rises slowly ...

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by vinu
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:44 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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Views: 365

Fasting and bloodsugar

... and so 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 ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 365

DNA changes?

Hey, sorry for late reply but no, not really. I have always been like this, since early age... However can blood sugar be associated with skin pigmentation ? Thank you for the reply though, I will make an appointment at doctors to try to figure this out. :)

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by alilina
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:59 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA changes?
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Views: 383

Blood Genetics help please

The A, B and O antigens of the human blood system are sugars that can be found on the surface of red blood cells. The alleles A, B and O refer to the variant forms of the proteins (enzymes) that produce the sugar antigens. The O allele enzyme is non-functional, ...

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by girlslovebarbie
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Blood Genetics help please
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Views: 688

Fasting and bloodsugar

Would fasting(for about 12 hours) make the blood sugar value to raise slower than normally? And if so, why that be the case? My brain tells me the opposite but a study we've made in school could support it...

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by Julmust
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 365
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