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Describe how added sugars can contribute to health problems.

Health Effects of Sugars – Module 3 – Discussion Board
A 58-year-old female is admitted for a work up for a complaint of neck and low back pain. During admission, you discover that she underwent a renal transplant six years ago. The patient also had blood work collected. When you review the findings, you notice that her serum calcium is elevated at 13.9 (Normal values range from 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dl), her CBC shows a hematocrit of 33%, and hemoglobin of 11.1 g/dl (normal adult female hematocrit Range: 37-47%, normal adult female hemoglobin range: 12-16 g/dl).
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There is much discussion about sugar in the diet. Answer the following questions regarding sugar and carbohydrates in the diet.
1. Describe how added sugars can contribute to health problems. Be specific and name some health problems associated with added sugars.
2. Identify the health benefits of, and recommendations for, starches and fibers. Be specific and name health problems associated with the intake of starches and fibers.
3. Describe choices you can make in selecting and preparing foods and beverages to lower your intake of added sugars.