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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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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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Why Do I Need Vitamin B-12?

Some severe illness can result from a long-term deficiency of vitamin B12 including severe anemia and irreversible spinal cord degeneration with neurological symptoms. Because these symptoms don't appear until after many months of poor B12 intake, it is essential to keep an eye on intake to prevent the situation getting...

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Why Are Omega-3 Fats Good for Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids have many beneficial effects on the body. They improve heart health. Major studies have shown that consumption of omega-3 significantly improves heart health and reduces the risk of heart complications. In one study, men with the lowest levels of omega-3 in the blood were 81 percent more...

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