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calciumLactose Intolerance

You probably know someone with lactose intolerance. Maybe that person is a family member, a friend, or you. It’s most common among Asian Americans, African Americans, individuals of Jewish descent, … read more

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blood-testHigh Cholesterol

There are a few things that can lead to high cholesterol: what you eat, how physically active you are, and your genetics. You can’t do anything to change your genetics, … read more

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Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is more common than ever before; its prevalence has tripled in the past ten years. Approximately 1-2% of children in the United States have a diagnosed peanut allergy. … read more

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, sometimes called “carbs”, are a source of energy found in grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods. Carbs supply your body with the glucose (sugar) it needs for energy. Extra … read more

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fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. It helps move food through the digestive system, which prevents you from getting constipated. Certain types … read more

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

What is a sugar-sweetened beverage? A sugar-sweetened beverage is a drink that has sugar added to it. This includes: Soft Drinks/Soda (Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Sprite) Sports Drinks (Gatorade, Power-aid) Sweetened … read more

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Fruit

You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of … read more

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