Another Perspective on Added Sugars

Consuming Modest Amounts May Improve Overall Dietary Quality As a Registered Dietitian, I approach designing an individualized eating plan or group menu with an eye on science-based nutrition as well as an eye towards acceptance.  After all, if people don’t like their food and it ends up in the trash,...

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CPE – Living Healthy with Less Added Sugar

This webinar "Living Healthy with Less Added Sugar" is a recorded presentation for 1 continuing education credit for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Dietetic Professionals. (CPE Provided by the American Heart Association) Most Americans consume added sugars in excess of recommended levels, putting them at risk for adverse...

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Summary of Nutrients Special Issue “Dietary Fructose and...

Nutrients recently published a special issue entitled “Dietary Fructose and Glucose: The Multifaceted Aspects of their Metabolism and Implication for Human Health” which included fifteen papers relating to these monosaccharides. Staff has identified articles of interest to the Working Group and has provided a summary of each, including points of...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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