Aspartame: Safety and Approval

Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener that has been safely used in a variety of foods and beverages for over 30 years. More than 200 scientific studies support the safety of aspartame. Aspartame has been reviewed by regulatory agencies from around the world, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

Read More

Summary of Nutrients Special Issue “The Acute Effects...

The article “The Acute Effects of Simple Sugar Ingestion on Appetite, Gut-Derived Hormone Response, and Metabolic Markers in Men” by Yau, et al., was published in Nutrients in 2017. This single-blind, pilot study examined the effect of simple sugar ingestion in more commonly ingested amounts on appetite, circulating gut hormone...

Read More

Study Review – “Fructose in Breast Milk is...

A recent study published in Nutrients asserts that fructose in breast milk is significantly associated with infant body composition.  Twenty-five mother-infant dyads participated in the study in which infants were exclusively breastfeed from 1 month (first time point) until 6 months (second time point). At both the 1 month an...

Read More

“The human brain produces fructose from glucose” Summary...

A recent study entitled “The human brain produces fructose from glucose” published in JCI Insight sought to examine whether peripheral hyperglycemia can drive intracerebral production of fructose through the polyol pathway [glucose –(aldose reductase)à sorbitol –(sorbitol dehydrogenase)à fructose] in an exploratory study. Researchers at Yale selected 4 male and 4...

Read More

Study Linking Fructose Intake to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver...

A study entitled “Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are independently associated with NASH in children and adolescents,” was recently published in the Journal of Hepatology. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children and adolescents with confirmed cases of non-alcoholic...

Read More

CPE – State of the Sweeteners Union

How Strong is the Evidence on Low and No-Calorie Sweeteners? This webinar will help RDNs address false and misleading information by reviewing the most current established scientific knowledge on the safety and metabolism of low and no-calorie sweeteners. (CPE Provided by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) Decades of scientific study has...

Read More