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Carbohydrate Mythology

Length: 3-6 hours

Discipline: Nutrition and Dietetics

Level: Intermediate (majors)

Author: Benoit, Lindsay

Dylan has always struggled with his weight and has been told by his doctor that he needs to lose weight. A month ago Dylan started a fad diet that includes significantly reducing carbohydrate intake. He has lost over twenty pounds and is raving about the diet. Students will examine the role of carbohydrates in the diet, micronutrients associated with carbohydrate food sources, and issues surrounding weight loss.

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