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09/17/2014
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...
09/17/2014
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...
09/10/2014
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...
09/10/2014
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...
09/10/2014
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...
09/08/2014
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....
09/08/2014
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...
08/25/2014
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...
06/18/2014
Low-calorie sweeteners had a positive effect on weight loss and appetite control, according to an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study. Study participants were placed into one of two groups. The first group was given food and drinks containing low-calorie sweeteners while the other was...
06/06/2014
A new study in PLoS ONE, “Erythritol, a non-nutritive sugar alcohol sweetener and the main component of Truvia is a palatable ingested insecticide” by Baudier et al. published on June 4 suggests that erythritol has potential as an insecticide that is safe for humans.  In their work...
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