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Fiber Benefits: Heart Health

As heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans, the need for healthcare providers to advise patients on lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk and complications for cardiovascular disease. One of these choices is to increase fiber consumption since Americans only consumer approximately half of...

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Dr. Keri Peterson Recaps American Diabetes Association “The...

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor to the Calorie Control Council On June 13, 2016, as part of the 76th annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) held in New Orleans, a symposium entitled "The Experts Weigh-In on Low-Calorie Sweeteners" was held. It included three presentations by experts in...

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Study on Pregnant Women, Infant Weight and Low...

In the recent article “Association Between Artificially Sweetened Beverage Consumption During Pregnancy and Infant Body Mass Index,” published in May 2016 in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the University of Manitoba suggest that daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages by women during pregnancy may increase their child’s future risk of obesity....

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A Sweetener by Any Other Name is Just...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council The ingredients we use to sweeten our foods and beverages come from a wide variety of sources and have many different features and names.  In some cases, the only thing they have in common is that they all taste...

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Study Finds Nearly One-Third of Adults Looking to...

Recent research by Drs. Drewnowski and Rehm of the University of Washington found that American adults that use low-calorie sweeteners reported intentions to lose or maintain weight during the previous year. The study “The use of low-calorie sweeteners is associated with self-reported prior intent to lose weight in a representative...

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Myth or Fact: Metabolic Syndrome.

MYTH: Low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, promote Metabolic Syndrome, glucose intolerance, and increased risk of diabetes. FACT: Aspartame has no effect on blood sugar levels; it has been declared safe for people with diabetes.   [su_table] Human Clinical Trials  Maersk et al, AJCN, 2012 (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/95/2/283.full.pdf+html) Overview 6-month intervention, (RCT), n=47...

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