Early Life Fructose Exposure and Its Implications for...

A review was recently published in Nutrients which examined the relationship between early life exposure to fructose and cardiometabolic outcomes in offspring. Reviewers cited a number studies which associated fructose intake with various health outcomes such as insulin resistance, elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular...

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A Sugar by Any Other Name would Taste...

For a healthy diet to be sustainable, it must be one that can be enjoyed. Calories consumed should match metabolic needs and activity, and also provide essential nutrients, but it’s not going to provide nutrition if it’s not eaten. Therefore, it’s important to work with patients and find nutritious foods...

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The Facts on Fructose

As healthcare professionals, we’ve heard our patients’ concerns regarding sugars.  In particular, one type of sugar is often demonized – fructose – especially when it’s partnered with the words, high fructose corn syrup.  Fructose has been blamed for obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance and high triglycerides, but it’s important to know...

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Rippe Review on Added Sugars and Disease Risk...

On November 4, a review by James M. Rippe and Theodore J. Angelopoulos was published in Nutrients. The review entitled, “Relationship between Added Sugars Consumption and Chronic Disease Risk Factors: Current Understanding,” examines the latest, high quality science to address the ambiguity of the relationship between sugar consumption and various...

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Review of Fructose on Insulin Sensitivity in Non-Diabetic...

A new systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effects of fructose on insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic subjects was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers specifically looked at controlled clinical trials with normal weight, overweight, and obese non-diabetic participants. All studies used in the analysis were assessed and...

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Keri Peterson, MD Reviews AADE Session on Non-Nutritive...

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor  to the Calorie Control Council The annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting featured a session by Alan Barclay, PhD and Claudia Shwide-Slavin MS, RDN regarding non-nutritive sweeteners. What caught my attention is that there is such a misconception about the impact of low...

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