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Most people know that it's a good idea to stay away from fatty foods, but do you know how the body stores fat?
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Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?
Every time you eat sugar, in-mouth bacteria feed on the carbs and produce acid that harms the teeth.
Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?
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