EFSA Confirms Safety of Sucralose, Rejecting Findings of...

In April 2017, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) discussed the 2016 publication by Soffritti et al., from the Ramazzini Institute on the carcinogenic potential of sucralose. ANS has now published a statement regarding the study and the...

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Fructose intervention for 12 weeks does not impair...

A study entitled “Fructose intervention for 12 weeks does not impair glycemic control for incretin hormone responses during oral glucose or mixed meal tests in obese men” by Matikainen et al. was recently published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. The purpose of the study was to determine if habitual...

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Fructose Intake, Serum Uric Acid, and Cardiometabolic Disorders:...

On April 18, Caliceti et al. published a review entitled “Fructose Intake, Serum Uric Acid, and Cardiometabolic Disorders: A Critical Review” in Nutrients. The review focuses on the role of uric acid (UA) in cardio metabolic disorders and the relationship between fructose consumption, blood UA, and health outcomes. The authors...

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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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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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