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The sweet life

The sweet stuff might help your workout.

Originally Published: June 7, 2011
By Jenna Mahoney

Poor sugar. It's earned a sour rap lately, with scientists and public health officials blaming America's sweet tooth for the upswing in diabetes and obesity cases. So does that mean you should kick those cookies to the curb and dump your sports drink down the drain? Not so fast. After all, you're no average woman.

"Athletes need sugar and its more complex counterpart, carbohydrates, for energy," said celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff, R.D., an espnW.com contributor who works with top ...

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