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2011 Articles

ATLANTA (May 18, 2011) – Despite all the recent hype, restrictive diets such as the Dukan Diet and Atkins – and dieting programs such as Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers – appear at the bottom of the list of popular weight control methods, according to a new national survey...
In February 2011, following a comprehensive review of two recent studies questioning the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that these new studies do not give reason to reconsider the previous safety evaluations of aspartame or other low-calorie...
People who consumed higher amounts of fiber, particularly from grains, had a significantly lower risk of dying over a nine-year period compared to those who consumed lower amounts of fiber, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. Fiber, found in whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables...

2010 Articles

Maltitol is better tolerated then previously reported, and be used as a sugar replacer in a wide range of food products - according to recent research. The study, recently published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, suggests maltitol can be considered well...
With the inaugural National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month now under way in the U.S., scientists say the childhood obesity problem may be even more widespread than previously thought. Researchers have found that parents tend to underreport their children's weight; estimates of obesity and body...
According to a recent study, women who consume large amounts of certain high-carbohydrate foods increase their risk of heart disease. The study - which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, an American Medical Association publication - showed an increased incidence of coronary disease...
According to a team of U.S. doctors, obesity screening should start in the cradle. In a recent study, the doctors found that half of the nation's children with weight problems became overweight before age two. The "critical period for preventing childhood obesity" in the...

2009 Articles

A recent article in the New York Times says NO. The February 17, 2009 edition of the New York Times featured an article entitled, “Sweeteners – Real Aid or Excuse to Indulge?” which address allegations of a relationship between the use of low calorie sweeteners and weight gain....
Dr. John Foreyt, leading obesity expert and a professor at Baylor College of Medicine notes that research published in the Journal of Food Science is encouraging.  Many people slash calories drastically when trying to lose weight and end up missing out on important vitamins and...
Research published in the Journal of Food Science indicates that people who use low-calorie, sugar-free foods and beverages have better quality diets. Researchers studied more than 1,000 adults and found that those who incorporated reduced-calorie products consumed more vitamins and minerals such...
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