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According to a July 27 article by physician and professor Dr. Aaron Carroll, which was published in The New York Times, science continues to point to low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose, as preferable alternatives with less calories. As noted by Dr. Carroll, science has...
“Substitution of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages with Other Beverage Alternatives: A Review of Long-Term Health Outcomes”, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, describes a systematic review of prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
 Para muchas personas, el primer paso en la lucha para perder peso es reemplazar los azúcares agregados en bebidas y alimentos por endulzantes bajos en calorías. Sin embargo, entre los hispanos que residen en los Estados Unidos, quienes se enfrentan a un problema cada vez mayor con el...
 Summer is well under way, and with it the annual summer barbecues and picnics. Grilling can be a quick way to prepare a meal so you have more time for relaxing and catching up with family and friends.     What you grill is just as important as how you grill when you are trying to be...
 Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for Americans, but is also unofficially marks the beginning of summer. The day is usually filled with parades, picnics, swimming and outdoor fun, and fireworks. Food is a large part of this holiday, as is the case with most American holidays. Our tables...
  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 physical activity for heart health.   I hear more and more people talking about exercise being important but I’m afraid I’m...
(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 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 suggest...
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