Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with excessive...

A study published in Medicine sought to characterize the dietary patterns of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to assess the efficacy of dietary interventions on NAFLD related outcomes. Researchers collected a total of 55 NAFLD patients and 88 controls to complete the study in northern Germany. All...

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Postexercise Repletion of Muscle Energy Stores with Fructose...

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition asserts that consumption of fructose “lowers whole-body glycogen synthesis and impairs subsequent exercise performance, presumably because of lower hepatic glycogen stores.” The study sought to compare “isocaloric mixed meals containing fat and protein with either pure fructose or pure...

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Commentary on Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages Misses the Mark

(ATLANTA) January 5, 2017 -- A commentary published in PLOS Medicine advises against promotion of consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) in place of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in health policies. However, this commentary misses the mark in terms of the potential benefit of replacing caloric beverages with lower-calorie alternatives. An...

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages but Not Diet Soda Consumption...

A longitudinal study examining the association between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and diet sodas on insulin resistance and incidence of prediabetes was published in November issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers used a subsample of participants from the Framingham Heart Study’s Offspring cohort (n=1685). Data from 126-item food...

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Total, Free, and Added Sugar Consumption and Adherence...

An article published in Nutrients sought to estimate intakes of total sugars, added sugars, and free sugars and their main food sources in Dutch children and adults using data from The Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (DNFCS). The DNFCS is “representative for the Dutch population with regard to age and...

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Early Life Sugar Consumption Affects the Rat Microbiome...

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition utilized a rodent model to assess the impact of early-life added sugar consumption on the composition of the gut microbiome, caloric intake, and weight gain. Researchers divided 42 juvenile male Sprague-Dawley rats (post-natal day 26) into 4 groups that were maintained...

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