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Sugar phosphates are high-energy sugars (monosaccharides or polysaccharides) that are functionalized with at least one phosphate group (PO43−). The backbone of nucleic acids consists of polymers of sugar phosphates.

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    Many students experience weight gain during their first year of college, which has been attributed to environmental changes, including eating habits and activity patterns. A new study implicates the endogenous metabolite and sugar substitute, erythritol, as a novel physiological marker predictive of vulnerability to increased adiposity.

    • Susan E. Swithers
    •  & Jane Shearer