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2009-04-15 09:17:32

Energy drinks can give you an extra boost "“ but how? New research shows the mechanism may lie in your mouth! Whether it's real sugar or a tasteless carbohydrate, carb-filled energy drinks can significantly boost performance in an endurance event, even if the drink isn't ingested. To better understand why, researchers mixed three different drinks for study participants: one with glucose (a sugar), one with maltodextrin (a tasteless carbohydrate) and one that was carb-free, then mixed...

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2009-03-22 14:35:00

Scientists from Germany today reported a major advance toward opening the doors of a carbohydrate-based medicine chest for the 21st Century. Much more than just potatoes and pasta, these carbohydrates may form the basis of revolutionary new vaccines and drugs to battle malaria, HIV, and a bevy of other diseases. Speaking at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Peter H. Seeberger, Ph.D., described development of an automated carbohydrate synthesizer, a device that...

2009-02-24 08:29:26

 Scientists have developed a way to manipulate bacteria so they will grow mutant sugar molecules on their cell surfaces that could be used against them as the key component in potent vaccines.Any resulting vaccines, if proven safe, could be developed more quickly, easily and cheaply than many currently available vaccines used to prevent bacterial illnesses.Most vaccines against bacteria are created with polysaccharides, or long strings of sugars found on the surface of bacterial cells....

2008-12-23 19:00:00

Sports drinks with a carbohydrate-protein mix are better than carb-only drinks in aiding cyclists' recovery from exercise, U.S. and Canadian researchers said. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition weight-loss program worked with researchers from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and The University of Western Ontario to study which energy drinks are best at helping cyclists recover after a strenuous ride, BioMed Central, an open-access medical publisher that published the study, said Tuesday in...

2008-12-11 15:38:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioenergy Life Science -- The Ribose Company -- has announced that it has retained Xsto Solutions, LLC, to market Bioenergy D-Ribose(TM) in the Eastern U.S. D-Ribose is a naturally-occurring monosaccharide the body uses to stimulate the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) -- an essential energy compound. "Collaborating with Xsto Solutions will enhance our efforts toward expanding D-Ribose into the marketplace," said Kathy Lund, vice...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

By Sam Q I think I have low blood sugar, which means I tend to eat sugary foods for a quick boost. How can I wean myself off sugary foods and chocolate? A The best way to wean yourself off sugary foods and chocolate is to look at the overall balance of foods in your diet. But be careful about selfdiagnosis in relation to your blood sugar level. If you have any concerns about your health, contact your GP because craving sugary foods could be a symptom of something else. Sugary foods...

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2008-01-17 09:05:21

Glycoscience now hotbed of medical research Sugars were once credited with magical healing powers but are now seen like salt as an evil necessary in small doses but the cause of numerous diseases such as diabetes if taken in excess. Yet latest research suggests this view ignores the vital role played by more complex sugars in many biological structures, and the great therapeutic potential they have. This all emerged in a recent workshop organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) on...

2006-08-18 14:01:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The effect of honey on blood sugar levels is the same no matter what its source, a new study shows. Tupelo, clover, buckwheat and cotton honeys had virtually identical glycemic indexes, Dr. Mark Kern and Jennifer Ilana Ischayek report. The glycemic index of a food is a measure of how quickly it causes blood sugar to rise. High carbohydrate, low fiber foods such as white bread or bananas have a high glycemic index, while high fiber foods containing complex...

2006-07-24 23:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet rich in carbohydrates with a low glycemic index appears to be more effective in reducing fat mass and lowering the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than diets with a high glycemic index or high in protein, an Australian research team reports. The glycemic index of a food indicates how quickly it is broken down and causes a rise in sugar levels in the blood. Generally, low glycemic index foods are complex carbs like whole grains, rather than...

2006-07-06 15:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Assessing a meal using the glycemic index, which lists the quality of carbohydrates contained in many common foods, appears to be a good way to predict the effect a meal will have on blood sugar levels, important information for diabetes, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Thomas M. S. Wolever, of the University of Toronto and colleagues examined whether overall carbohydrate content and glycemic index of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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