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The Sweet Truth About Aspartame

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN When it comes to solving a mystery, most viewers of TV crime shows know that good forensics will unravel the case. They’ve seen how detectives use scientific methods to gather all the evidence they need to nab the right suspect and win a guilty verdict....

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Council Spokesperson, Berna Magnuson, Reviews Nature Study on...

ATLANTA (March 13, 2015) — 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 that NAS may have...

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Webinar: Non-Nutritive Sweeteners and Obesity

John D. Fernstrom, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine This seminar is part of a seminar series supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Department of Nutrition Sciences. John Fernstrom, from the University...

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners Link to Diabetes Risk and Obesity...

ATLANTA (September 17, 2014) — According to the Calorie Control Council, study findings published today in a Nature article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed published studies.  In contrast to the assertions made by the researchers of...

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Does Industry Funding Influence Research?

A recent study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Obesity, found that participants who consumed artificially sweetened beverages on a reduced calorie diet were just as successful at losing weight in 12 weeks as a group that drank only water. (1) In fact, the diet drink group lost an average of...

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Closing the Dietary Fiber Gap: Aligning Dietary Fiber...

Overview Few people realize that how dietary fiber is defined has a huge impact on fiber intake and health. This self-study module on dietary fiber will enlighten participants as to the how the variety of definitions of fiber impacts nutrition labeling, food composition databases, and nutrition research design and interpretation...

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