Artificial sweetener research biased by industry money

Don’t believe what you read about the benefits of artificial sweeteners. That’s the message from University of Sydney researchers whose recent analysis shows widespread bias – and therefore inaccuracy – in industry-funded research into fake sugars. The review, published in the latest edition of PLOS ONE  journal, analysed 31 studies into artificial sweeteners between 1978 and […]

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What the Sugar Industry Didn’t Want Us to Know About Heart Disease

For decades, we considered saturated fat and cholesterol to be the demons in our diets when it came to heart disease. It was the message consistently presented by the American Heart Association (they still recommend limiting saturated fat). And it’s what the science pointed us to believe: cut down on saturated fat because it’s linked […]

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7 MARCH 2016

Is There Any Room For Sweeteners In A Healthy Diet?

Most of us primarily think of taste – especially sweetness – in terms of enjoyment, but sweetness is not just another source of pleasure.

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26 FEBRUARY 2016

Added sugar: It’s in nearly everything

Table sugar has been plentiful in American diets since the 20th century. Before then, it was an expensive condiment known as “white gold.”

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22 FEBRUARY 2016

What You Need to Know About Diet Soda and Weight Loss

We’ve all heard about the dangers of excess sugar, and regular soda is the top source in the American diet.

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12 FEBRUARY 2016

Here’s Why Soda Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Thought

On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make up what we think of as table sugar.

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10 FEBRUARY 2016

Diet Soda Health Risks: Study Says Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Weight Gain, Deadly Diseases

Diet soda may seem like a far healthier alternative to regular pop, but a new study warns that this may not be the case at all.

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29 JANUARY 2016

Is Juice Worse For You Than Soda?

Sattar points out that eating whole fruit is associated with a reduced (or neutral) risk of diabetes, but drinking fruit juice is associated with an increased risk.

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27 JANUARY 2016

High intake of sugar ranks American and UK diets among world’s worst food plans

Eating a Happy Meal might make your toddler happy. But in terms of salt, sugar and saturated fat, that meal is an example of what made the United States and United Kingdom rank high on the list of the world’s worst diets, reported the Weather Channel on Jan. 17.

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22 JANUARY 2016

Sugary Drink Consumption Linked With Endometrial Cancer Risk

Consuming lots of sugary drinks is associated with a higher risk for the more common type of endometrial cancer, according to a new study.

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