Can a pharmacy relate to selling pickles, wine and doughnuts? The question demonstrates the critical role diet plays in preventing and controlling many diseases. A pharmacist treating a hypertensive patient might warn against the high-sodium pickles in aisle three. Wine contains sulfites, which can aggravate asthma -- a tip that might help keep a chronic asthmatic out of the hospital. Sugar-free cakes, made in the supermarket's bakery and displayed at the pharmacy, make sense for a diabetic ...

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