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For a quick answer to just about any question on weight control, check out our LearnAbouts. With LearnAbouts, the answers you seek are at your fingertips. And because each LearnAbout has been fact checked by CalorieKing's dietitians, you know you're getting scientifically-sound information you can trust.

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What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat or "good" fat. Omega-3 fats help to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and reduce the inflammation of arthritis, among other things. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by your body, and therefore must be supplied by your...

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't produce or properly use the hormone insulin. Insulin allows glucose (converted from carbohydrates) into the cells for energy. There are three types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. If you have Type I diabetes your body does not...

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Can I Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

As long as you stay within the number of calories you need each day to lose weight, alcohol can make up part of your calorie intake. However, if you're watching your weight, keep in mind that alcohol is not a true nutrient. It is empty. Alcohol can be problematic for...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory