Sunday, January 8, 2012

Macromolecules - Lipids, Carbohydrates, Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Certain types of Macromolecules (a.k.a. Big Molecules) such as Lipids, Carbohydrates, Proteins and Nucleic Acids are the building blocks that make up all cells in all living things.

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? 

Teens with Diabetes: Chicago Tribune,0,5075500.story 

Teen Diabetes: Kaboose. com

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