HS-LS1-6

Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

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  2. Health & Medicine

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  3. Chemistry

    Cool Jobs: Counting calories

    Do calories count? A nutrition label doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet three researchers working to shed light on the complex connections between food and health.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    This supplement makes calorie-rich foods less tempting

    A supplement that contains the fatty acid propionate causes the brain to rate high-calorie foods less appealing.

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  5. Environment

    Not so sweet: Fake sugar found at sea

    Sucralose — sold in stores as Splenda — has begun turning up in seawater. This raises concern about the fake sweetener’s impacts on the environment.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Teens eating better but gaining weight

    From 1999 through 2012, teens got heavier. But by downing less sugar and eating more healthy fats, their bodies also showed signs that these teens were somewhat healthier.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is metabolic syndrome?

    A “couch potato” lifestyle of too much sugary, fatty food and too little exercise leads to health problems. This is known as metabolic syndrome.

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