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Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases

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Nutrition: General Nutrition | Dietary Recommendations | Dietary Supplements | Caffeine | Carbohydrates | Fats | Fiber | Food Additives | Functional Foods | Minerals | Protein | Sugars and Sweeteners | Vitamins | Acid-Base Balance | Water Balance

Nutritional Disease: Malnutrition | Obesity

Metabolic Disease: General Metabolic Disease | Specific Diseases: A-C, D-G, H-L, M-P, R-Z


Caffeine

Caffeine Resources:IFIC
Caffeine in Pregnancy:March of Dimes
Caffeine and Cardiovascular Disease:American Heart Association
Caffeine Content for Coffee, Tea, Soda and More:Mayo Clinic
Caffeine:MedlinePlus


Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates: Good Carbs Guide the Way:Harvard School of Public Health
Carbohydrates:Aetna InteliHealth
Whole Grains Fact Sheet:IFIC
Background on Carbohydrates & Sugars:IFIC
Sugar Alcohols Fact Sheet:IFIC
Carbohydrates:MedlinePlus


Fats

General Information
Fats and Cholesterol: Out with the Bad, In with the Good:Harvard School of Public Health
Fats 101:American Heart Association
Fats:Aetna InteliHealth
Sorting Out the Facts About Dietary Fats:IFIC
Fats: How to Enjoy Your Food and Be Healthy, Too!:IFIC
Background on Dietary Fats and Fat Replacers:IFIC
Dietary Fats:MedlinePlus
Fish Oil & Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Fish & Your Health:IFIC
Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids:American Heart Association
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health:NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Trans Fat
Trans Fats:American Heart Association
To Be Trans-Fat Free, or Not to Be:IFIC
Fat Content of Selected Foods
Total Fat Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Total Fat Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]
Saturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Saturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]
Monounsaturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Monounsaturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]
Polyunsaturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Polyunsaturated Fat Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]


Fiber

Fiber: Start Roughing It!:Harvard School of Public Health
Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet:American Academy of Family Physicians
Fiber:Aetna InteliHealth
Dietary Fiber: An Essential Part of a Healthy Diet:Mayo Clinic
Fiber Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Fiber Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]
Dietary Fiber:MedlinePlus


Food Additives

Food Ingredients:IFIC
Everything You Need to Know About Glutamate and Monsodium Glutamate:IFIC
Food Ingredients & Colors:IFIC
Food Additives:FDA


Functional Foods

Background on Functional Foods:IFIC
Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Antioxidants:IFIC
Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Omega-3 Fatty Acids:IFIC
Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Plant Stanols and Sterols:IFIC
Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Probiotics and Prebiotics:IFIC
Introduction to Probiotics:NCCAM
Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Soy:IFIC
Phytochemicals:Aetna InteliHealth


Protein

Protein: Moving Closer to Center Stage:Harvard School of Public Health
Protein:Aetna InteliHealth
Protein Content of Selected Foods (Alphabetical):USDA [PDF]
Protein Content of Selected Foods (By Nutrient Content):USDA [PDF]
Dietary Proteins:MedlinePlus


Sugars and Sweeteners

General Information
Background on Carbohydrates & Sugars:IFIC
Sweet Taste, Without the Calories:IFIC
Low Calorie Sweetener:IFIC
Q & A About Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer:National Cancer Institute
Specific Sweeteners
Acesulfame Potassium
Everything You Need to Know About Acesulfame Potassium:IFIC
Aspartame
Everything You Need to Know About Aspartame:IFIC
Aspartame and Cancer: Q & A:National Cancer Institute
Sucralose
Everything You Need to Know About Sucralose:IFIC
Sugars
Q & A About Sugars:IFIC
Q & A About Fructose:IFIC


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