These special molecules each have certain characteristics which allow them to perform unique functions in cells that, in turn, allow cells to function.
Since humans are living things which are made up of cells, our bodies must either ingest (eat) or synthesize (put together) these special macromolecules in order to stay healthy.
The following links are to articles that relate to health issues that arise from imbalances in these macromolecules.
When Being Overweight is a Health Problem
Five Ways to Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight
Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Facts for Families
|Click on THIS LINK to see an animation about diabetes and its relationship to carbohydrates|
Type 2 Diabetes: What is it? http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/endocrine/type2.html#a_About_Diabetes
Teens with Diabetes: Chicago Tribune
Teen Diabetes: Kaboose. com