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 A recent study by Zheng et al. has concluded that aspartame reduced fat storage in C. elegans and increased pharyngeal pumping rate, a marker of lifespan, in the worm species. In the study, four different types of the C. elegans worm were divided into 8 different groups for two different...
A recent study has found that aspartame reduced fat storage and increased a marker of lifespan in an animal model. In the study, the researchers concluded that their findings “imply that aspartame, either alone or in combination with other sweeteners, inhibits pathways that favor intestinal...
Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, are flawed, do not support the majority of the scientific...
Spring is finally here, which combines National Nutrition Month, National Frozen Foods Month and World Health Day. What does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ll not only be bombarded with healthy eating and exercise advice, but you’ll also see lots of deals and steals on frozen...
ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 - According to The Calorie Control Council, claims made on The Dr. Oz Show that low calorie sweeteners cause food cravings and weight gain are misleading and contrary to a large body of scientific research.  Leading health groups such as the American Diabetes...
 A recent review has found that an additional seven grams per day of dietary fiber can lower risk of heart disease by 9%. The findings appeared online December 19 in the British Medical Journal.  The authors reviewed more than 20 studies from 1990 to 2013 to determine the effect of...
 A recent review found no association between fructose and several factors such as body weight, glycemic control and blood pressure. The researchers examined 20 trials that evaluated the effect of fructose on different health factors. They found that replacing glucose with fructose was...
 A British study of more than 8,000 women has found that consuming diet cola during pregnancy does not increase the risk of preterm birth. The findings, which were published online January 8 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reaffirm the safety of diet beverages. The study...
A study published today by the American Journal of Public Health has found that overweight and obese adults need to think about reducing their overall caloric intake in order to lose and maintain weight.   In the study, the authors examined National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (...
ATLANTA (January 21, 2014) -- Every year, Americans happily gather at parties for Super Bowl Sunday to eat, drink and watch football history be made. Unfortunately, aside from taking in the big game, they’re also taking in some really big calories. As Super Bowl viewership has grown over the...
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