Carbohydrate terminology and classification

@article{Cummings2007CarbohydrateTA,
  title={Carbohydrate terminology and classification},
  author={John H. Cummings and Alison M. Stephen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={61},
  pages={S5-S18}
}
  • J. Cummings, A. Stephen
  • Published 9 November 2007
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Dietary carbohydrates are a group of chemically defined substances with a range of physical and physiological properties and health benefits. As with other macronutrients, the primary classification of dietary carbohydrate is based on chemistry, that is character of individual monomers, degree of polymerization (DP) and type of linkage (α or β), as agreed at the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Expert Consultation in 1997. This divides carbohydrates into three main… 
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