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What's the main difference between glucose and a carbohydrate?

What's the main difference between glucose and a carbohydrate?

The same: Glucose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. Any sugar or starch is considered a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates can be more complex, like in pasta. They can be less complex like the disaccharide found in milk, which is lactose (composed of glucose and galactose), as another example. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

Internat. classif. : C;assification based on observation(clinical and eeg) rather than the underlying pathophysiology/anatomy. I partial seizures (older term: focal seizures) a simple partial seizures - consciousness is not impaired. Complex partial seizures - consciousness is impaired. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between sugars and carbohydrates?

What's the relationship between sugars and carbohydrates?

See below: long strings of sugars make up carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are digested, they are broken down into smaller sugars. The length of the sugars can be anywhere from 1 sugar glucose, fructose, to 2 sugar lactose, sucrose and to longer sugars. ...Read more

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What is the main differences between mononeuritis multiplex and complex regional pain syndrome?

What is the main differences between mononeuritis multiplex and complex regional pain syndrome?

Difference is ....: What portion of the nervous system is involved. Mononeuritis multiplex is a neuropathy that begins as involvement of one nerve and spreads to affect multiple nerves. Regional pain syndrome refers to a region of the body in which the peripheral nervous system is damaged and also has autonomic nervous system involved as well causing a severe pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What are the differences between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis?

Need a simple explaination for this. What are the differences between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis?

A bit complicated: Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries from any cause, including calcification, aging, or atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a specific form of arteriosclerosis. The word athero in greek means gruel, and refers to the gruel-like consistency of lipid-rich plaque buildup that is the hallmark of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the nutritional difference between proteins, lipids and carbohydrates?

What is the nutritional difference between proteins, lipids and carbohydrates?

Fats more calories: Fats are more energy dense- they have 9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive link between complex carbohydrates and cancer? Last I checked carbs are supposed to be the majority of your calories.

Is there a definitive link between complex carbohydrates and cancer? Last I checked carbs are supposed to be the majority of your calories.

Food and cancers: Complex carb foods are far healthier than simple, refined carb foods. Processed carbs have healthy elements processed away. Antioxidants- the color of fruit and veg - protect from cancer and aid health in other ways. Eat them daily. More is better. The food/cancer connection associates mostly with animal fats (saturated fats), refined carbs in excess, obesity, & lack of colon healthy fiber. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sugar and fructose?

What is the difference between sugar and fructose?

Sugar: Fructose is a type of sugar usually contained in fruit. Other simple sugars include galactose, glucose, xylose and ribose. ...Read more

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What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

Less than 2 g: low salt is less than 2 grams of salt a day. Ingredients are listed in order of the amount the food contains. Avoid foods that list salt near the top of the list of ingredients. A product with less than 100 mg of salt per serving is good. You can aim for 1500 mg or less of salt daily and still provide the amount of salt your body needs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a disorder and the normal range of abilities and personality?

What is the difference between a disorder and the normal range of abilities and personality?

Great question!: We all have tendencies that if more extreme would qualify us as having some psychiatric diagnoses. A tendency or problem behavior becomes a "disorder" when it significantly and repeatedly: (1) affects us adversely; (2) limits our capacity to succeed; (3) disrupts our relationships; and/or (4) limits our personal happiness and self-esteem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a simple ECG and a more detailed one?

What is the difference between a simple ECG and a more detailed one?

EKG: An EKG is always simple where electrodes are placed on patient chest and to identify the rhythm and heart rate. Not sure what you mean by detailed EKG?? Did you mean signal average EKG?? ...Read more

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What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

What type of foods are considered as complex carbohydrates?

Non-refined carbs: Carbs tend to be divided into Complex and Refined. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans have a lower glycemic index because they take longer for your digestive system to break down. ...Read more

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What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

Causalgia- Neuralgia: Causalgia (CRPS) is a rare pain syndrome related to partial peripheral nerve injuries. Neuralgia is neuropathic disorder characterized by intermittent of intense pain (trigeminal neuralgia). ...Read more

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What is the difference between the sugar found in fruits and white sugar?

What is the difference between the sugar found in fruits and white sugar?

Sugar: White sugar is processed, the sugar in fruit is natural and is accompanied by fiber and healthy anit-oxidants which makes it metabolized more slowly than table sugar. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism in simple terms?

Whats the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism in simple terms?

Too Little-Too much: Hypothyroidism the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone. Unexplained weight gain, fatigue, facial puffiness, depression, cold intolerance, hair loss, dry skin and hair, heavy menstrual periods, etc. Hyperthyroidism the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. Sudden weight loss, increased temperature, increased heart rate, sweating, enlarged thyroid gland, sensitivity to heat, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fats, carbs, and protein?

Diet categories: Foods we eat are divided in to groupings based on their composition and functions they fufill for our bodies needs. Carbohydrates are sugars and starches and provide energy for the body in the form of glucose. Proteins also supply energy but are really necessary for tissue repair and growth and immune system and hormonal function.Fats provide fatty acids needed for cell and nerve growth. ...Read more

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On food labels, there are different kinds of fiber. Which kind is beneficial, which don't make a difference, and which just gives you gas?

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On food labels, there are different kinds of fiber. Which kind is beneficial, which don't make a difference, and which just gives you gas?

Dietary fiber: Pectin and gum are water-soluble fibers found inside plant cells. They slow the passage of food through the intestines. Beans, oat bran, fruit and vegetables contain water-soluble fiber. In contrast, fibers in cell walls are water insoluble. These include cellulose, hemicellulose anand lignin. Such fibers increase fecal bulk and speed up the passage of food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What are the differences between grehlin and leptin?

The yin/yang of diet: Gherlin, a peptide secreted by the fundus of the stomach, increases before meals and falls after meals; whereas leptin, produced by adipose cells, interacts with the cns, specifically neuropeptide y in the arcuate nucleus wherein it induces satiety, or a sense of fullness. Currently, intense research exists to temper obesity via a pill and diet, rather than, say, gastric bypass. ...Read more

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What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

Carbon Bonds: Saturated means all single c-c bonds. Trans & cis refer to the orientation of the c-c bond after a c=c double bond converted to single. See google images. If double bonds (unsaturated) are converted to single by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans; all living cells do cis-. There is no evidence saturated fats of natural origin are unhealthy. Ancel keys a fraud, peter attia not. ...Read more