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is an individual's intelligence susceptible to deterioration from outside sources that are aimed at suppressing the intelligence of the individual?

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NO: and it sounds as if you are experiencing severe anxiety that should be addressed by a professional.

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My A1c is 6.5. How much lower should I aim at? At what A1c number should I feel good about my work?

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How does nutrition affect intelligence?

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