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September 22, 2014 -- The study published in Nature this week on artificial sweeteners goes against what we know as clinicians and what our patients tell us. The study tries to link low calorie sweeteners with weight gain and ignores the extensive data that demonstrates that low calorie sweeteners...
ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed...
Summary: The study suffers from small sample sizes, unrealistic sweetener applications, and a dependence largely on rodent research. Findings should be interpreted with caution. Statements from leading health organizations and other peer-reviewed published studies are contrary to the study...
Moderate consumption of fructose does not lead to adverse metabolic health in adolescents, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, 40 participants took part in two 15-day trials: one for high-fructose sweetened beverages (HF) and one for high...
Available scientific evidence does not support a link between fructose consumption and risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD), according to a recent review published in The American Journal of Clinical Health. In the review, researchers considered evidence from 27 observation and...
According to a recent study, a high consumption level of fructose does not lead to high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In the study, the researchers considered three different intake levels of added sugar, including fructose: 8% of calories (which is the upper level recommendation from...
Researchers find possible mechanism to explain why fiber is associated with reduced appetite, according to a new study by Frost et al. published in Nature Communications. In the study, the researchers supplemented high-fat diets of mice with a highly digestible fiber, inulin, or a poorly digested...
Increasing your intake of fiber after a heart attack may reduce your risk of a subsequent heart attack, according to a recent study by Li et al. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, reviewed data from two large studies, the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed 121,700 U.S....
Drinking low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages, including diet sodas, are common among people who have maintained significant weight loss, according to a new study published in Obesity. In the study, researchers surveyed individuals in the National Weight Control Registry in which participants...
Kids are already going back to school, which can only mean one thing: it’s the end of summer. So, let’s make time to celebrate the end of summer with two delicious recipes that feature fruit, the juicy staple of summer produce. We’ll start with a raspberry tart, in honor of...
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