[Physiological role of dietary carbohydrates in diet of hungarian population. Epidemiological study]

D Biro, E Greiner
Voprosy Pitaniia 1998, (4): 11-7
Authors reviews--upon literature data--the metabolism of carbohydrates, with special regard to lipogenesis, which is of less importance and has no role in obesity. Out of the plasma lipids, in the case of extreme sugar consumption, only the level of triglicerides shows increase. Sugar is one but not the only factor caries. Sugar promotes the learning and remembering function of the brain and possibly, affects behaviour, too. Oligosaccharides may contribute to the favourable changes in the intestinal microflora. Carbohydrates and within them, sugars, play no unfavourable role in the development of diabetes mellitus, obesity, cardiovascular disease, when nutrition is well balanced.

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