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2015 Articles

Findings presented in a study titled “Compared to Sucrose, Previous Consumption of Fructose and Glucose Monosaccharides Reduces Survival and Fitness of Female Mice” by Ruff et al.1 should be interpreted with caution. The authors overstate that “This study provides unique...
 ATLANTA (January 15, 2015) -- On February 1, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch the Big Game, according to the most recent data from the National Retail Federation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also notes...

2014 Articles

John D. Fernstrom, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine This seminar is part of a seminar series supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Department of...
New research from the University of Washington examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of more than 22,000 people has found that consumers of foods and beverages made with no, low, and reduced-calorie sweeteners have better quality diets and are more likely...
A large, prospective study of more than 100,000 older men and women has concluded that moderate aspartame consumption is not associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In the study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers from the American Cancer Society used data...
A new study which claims that fructose may play a unique role in the development of obesity and diabetes is limited by several study flaws, including contradicting research, exaggerated consumption levels, small sample size and reliance on animal research. In the 21-person study “Fructose...
The safety and benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, have long been verified by regulatory agencies and health organizations around the world, including the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. However, a recent segment featured...
A new study of more than 1,600 people has concluded that fructose is not associated with the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).* Participants in this study were from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS) which included 8,760 people born in one hospital between 1934 and 1944...
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...
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