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(ATLANTA) While some in social media and in the press allege that the consumption of products made with low-calorie sweeteners may lead to weight gain, the majority of scientific research on these sweeteners shows otherwise. Many healthcare advocates, professionals and associations who rely on...
This study supports the finding that overweight and obese older adults may try to lose weight using many methods, including reducing caloric intake and diet sodas, to name a few methods. Since the study was not a placebo controlled double blinded study, it only advises us that obese people are more...
The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)” (1) suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The...
 The recent study in Nature by Suez et al. (2014) led to another round of warnings about the use of non-caloric sweeteners based on the authors’ conclusions that “artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota” and that their “findings...
Extensive testing on low-calorie sweeteners conducted over several decades has concluded that they do not negatively impact glycemic indices and insulin (1,2). Therefore, the recent allegations by Suez et al. (3) that "artificial sweeteners" induce glucose intolerance and thus cause...
Dr. Debra Judelson is a cardiologist and a scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council. We caught up with the doctor to discuss the importance of nutrition for heart health. Dr. Judelson, how important is nutrition to heart health? What you eat and how much you eat has a direct impact on you...
A new randomized controlled trial, the gold standard of clinical research trials, has concluded that fructose does not increase blood pressure (BP) or uric acid (UA) levels at normal consumption levels, calculated to be the average amount consumed by the American population.  About the Study...
In 2015, food and beverage manufacturing companies gained another sweetener choice for lower calorie formulations: allulose. Because it is a low calorie sugar, allulose offers the taste and texture of sugar but with 90 percent fewer calories than full caloric sugar.   As a substance that...
In one study, families cut sugar intake by 40% with simple swaps A public awareness campaign launched in early January by Public Health England to help reduce sugar intake, particularly among children, has already gained more than 300,000 sign-ups in the first month following the launch. ...
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...
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