Tagged: N-Glycolylneuraminic acid

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Simple sugar from meat associated with increased risk of cancer

  02.01.2015 – When carnivorous animals consume red meat this shows no adverse effects on their health, but that is not the case in humans. Epidemiological studies have shown that consumption of red meat increases the risk of many diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. A study published...

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N-Glycolylneuraminic acid

  N-Glycolylneuraminic acid, abbreviated Neu5Gc, is a monosaccharide containing 9 carbon atoms that can be found in mammalian tissues. Humans do not synthesize Neu5Gc, as it is assumed that the gene responsible for the synthesis mutated 2-3 millions wears ago. Primates, man’s closest relatives, as well as other mammalians retained...