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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...
05/13/2014
ATLANTA -- A new study recently presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA found the use of low-calorie sweeteners resulted in reductions in body weight. Researchers also concluded that the use of products containing low-calorie sweeteners do not lead to weight gain...
04/30/2014
A review article by Chattopadhyay et al. contained inaccurate information on low-calorie sweeteners, including aspartame, acesulfame potassium and saccharin. The review included a number of inaccuracies regarding low-calorie sweeteners, some of which are as follows: ·   ...
04/30/2014
Previous studies have shown the benefit of fiber on digestive health, but according to a study published in Nature Medicine, consumption of fiber may also help with reducing inflammation caused by allergic reaction. In the study, researchers examined the effect of dietary fiber on inflammation...
04/30/2014
 A systematic review and meta-analysis by Chiu et al found that fructose does not cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In the study, researchers examined data from 13 controlled feeding trials to determine the effect of fructose on markers for NAFLD, including seven trials in...
04/30/2014
 A review paper by van Buul et al. has concluded that the current evidence does not link the consumption of fructose and fructose-containing sugars with the global obesity epidemic. The researchers of this review article criticized the arguments of those who consider fructose a significant...
04/30/2014
In a commentary featured in the April issue of Diabetes Care, researchers Kahn and Sievenpiper argue that blaming sugar, and specifically fructose, on the obesity and diabetes epidemics is misguided. In the article, the researchers note that much of the research linking sugar to obesity and...
04/10/2014
A recent study has found that aspartame reduced fat storage and increased a marker of lifespan in an animal model. In the study, the researchers concluded that their findings “imply that aspartame, either alone or in combination with other sweeteners, inhibits pathways that favor intestinal...
04/10/2014
 A recent study by Zheng et al. has concluded that aspartame reduced fat storage in C. elegans and increased pharyngeal pumping rate, a marker of lifespan, in the worm species. In the study, four different types of the C. elegans worm were divided into 8 different groups for two different...
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