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The REAL Bad Egg is Sugar

A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol on Thursday and recommended sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, followed the lead of other major health groups like the American Heart Association that in recent years have backed away from dietary cholesterol restrictions and urged people to cut back on added sugars. READ MORE

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Theresa Allyn
Pre-College/EDCAP instructor

"I wanted to tell you that the health screening that LiveWell organized for the college was life changing. I have never had my potential health risks so clearly pointed out. Using my own numbers and data, ​the nurse helped me see what I could do to lower my risk of diabetes.  She made it so simple. 

I have lost 30 pounds. I have exercised regularly since the session.  My cardiac stamina has improved, and frankly I feel better. My cholesterol came down from 189 to 169. My blood pressure is 122/70, and I have decreased by BMI by 2%.

This is no longer an "I need to lose weight" ​issue, but instead, ​ my personal opportunity to build into my long term health.  My husband, following my lead has lost 25 pounds.  So, special thanks today for all you do to bring healthy information to the employees at the college. It does make a difference."


Listen to NPR interviews from the series STRESSED OUT:

Stress is bad for your health. And bad health causes a lot of stress..Click HERE

Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic – even disabling....Click HERE

 In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, about 70 percent of those who reported experiencing a great deal of stress in the previous month also said they had trouble sleeping.....Click HERE


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Contact Barbara Pardo at barbara.pardo@edcc.edu


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