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Welcome Warmer Weather with a Garden

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love food. My love of eating and trying new foods, especially health-boosting plants, eventually led me to a love for cooking. These days, I love to have fun in the kitchen and create new combinations of my favorite foods, try spices I’ve...

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Observational Findings Linking Intake of Sugar Containing Beverage...

While a recent study alleges estimated intake of sugar containing beverages is associated with markers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, the observational nature of the study and other important limitations temper any significance of the findings. In the study, “Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in the community”, Pase et...

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Observational Study Linking No- and Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages...

While a recent study alleges consumption of diet beverages sweetened with no- and low-calorie sweeteners increases risk for stroke and dementia, the study suffers from limitations which impact the generalizability of the authors’ conclusions. In the paper, “Sugar- and artificially-sweetened beverages and the risks of incident stroke and dementia: A...

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Associations of Dietary Glucose, Fructose, and Sucrose with...

For your information, a study entitled “Associations of Dietary Glucose, Fructose, and Sucrose with β–cell Function, Insulin Sensitivity, and Type 2 Diabetes in the Maastricht Study” by den Biggelaar et al. was recently published in Nutrients. The purpose of the study was to determine associations between glucose, fructose, and sucrose...

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British Health Agency Supports Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners...

Over the past several years, consumers have become more concerned with excessive sugar consumption due to it being a potential risk factor for obesity and related health outcomes. In an effort to curb the obesity epidemic, local policy makers in the United States and some national principalities abroad have begun...

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Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

An April 3 presentation during the 2017 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo featured an unpublished study abstract suggesting that low calorie sweeteners (LCS) increase adipogenesis in human fat biopsy-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Additionally, researchers suggest that LCS consumption also results in increased expression of glucose transporters, taste receptors,...

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Editorial Team

The Calorie Control Council editorial team includes staff certified in public health, food and nutrition. In addition, the team includes paid outside contributors:
Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN
Jen Haugen RD, LD
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT
Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD
Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN
Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND