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Added Sugar = Added Risk for Your Heart

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Results from a recent study might just make you put down that soda for good. They confirm what doctors have been saying for years: Too much sugar is a bad thing for your health, especially your heart.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sugar?

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Your sweet tooth may make you an expert on sugary treats. But how much do you know about how sugar affects your body? Take this quiz and find out.

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The High Cost of “Free” Foods

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What do you actually get in fat-free or sugar-free products? Experts offer insight on the reality of “free” foods — and advice on making smarter choices.

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Labels: 5 Tips for Grocery Shopping (Slideshow)

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Healthy eating starts with smart shopping. The next time you’re in the grocery store, try these five tips for reading nutrition labels and ingredient lists.