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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's So Great About Whole Grains?

Put it this way - if grains were cars, whole grains would be a deluxe model Mercedes with all the bells and whistles while refined grains would be a basic model car. Both get you from A to B, but the Mercedes is just that cut above. The bells and...

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Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Calories count: Having too many calories from carbohydrates (and from fat, and from protein) leads to weight gain. It's the calories that make a difference to your waistline, not the carbs. The exception to this is people who are allergic to carbs. Such people can gain weight from carbs. If...

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Am I at Risk for Diabetes?

More than five million Americans have diabetes but don't know it. As complications from diabetes can be serious, it's wise to know if you're at risk. Take a look at the list below and see how many risk factors are true for you. If you answer "yes" to two or...

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