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Heather Basciano email, Lisa Federico email and Khosrow Adeli email

Clinical Biochemistry Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Nutrition & Metabolism 2005, 2:5doi:10.1186/1743-7075-2-5

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:

Received: 15 February 2005
Accepted: 21 February 2005
Published: 21 February 2005

© 2005 Basciano et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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Obesity and type 2 diabetes are occurring at epidemic rates in the United States and many parts of the world. The “obesity epidemic” appears to have emerged largely from changes in our diet and reduced physical activity. An important but not well-appreciated dietary change has been the substantial increase in the amount of dietary fructose consumption from high intake of sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, a common sweetener used in the food industry. Read more »

This is the first of 3 articles outlining the basics of nutrition with regards to the 3 macronutrients Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat. These are brief summaries that I hope you will find refreshing and informative.

Protein makes up most of our bodily tissues and is necessary for growth, repair, and healing of all of our cells. Protein is essential to life and provides structure to all living organisms. Aside from water, protein makes up the majority of our bodily tissues and fluids including muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, hair, and nails, blood, etc.

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