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Nutrition Myth Buster #1 Sherry is a 35 year-old mother of an 11 year-old child named Cindy. Both Sherry and Cindy are overweight/obese. Sherry has a BMI of > 30 and has type 2 diabetes and Cindy is in the 95 th percentile for height-for-age. Cindy’s pediatrician said that she is obese and recommended that she cut back on calories and exercise more because of health implications. Sherry searched the Internet for possible causes of obesity. She saw quite a few web sites stating that carbohydrates were the cause of obesity. These sites included recommendations to cut out carbohydrates from the diet as much as possible. One web site said that high-fructose corn syrup, particularly in soft drinks, was the root cause of obesity. Sherry consulted with her friend who is a certified nutritionist. Her friend said that both Sherry and Cindy should lose all their excess weight if they followed a low-carbohydrate diet and took a “diet pill” that she sells. She also stated that the low- carbohydrate diet and the diet pill would cure Sherry’s diabetes. Each student must answer the following questions about myths concerning the obesity
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