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Observational Data Presented by Chazelas et al. Fails...

A letter to the editors of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology was published, entitled “Sugary Drinks, Artificially-Sweetened Beverages, and Cardiovascular Disease in the NutriNet-Santé Cohort”. 1This letter references the findings of an observational study conducted by the authors, which was published previously in the European Journal of...

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Why the War on Sweet?

By Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN -- I don’t mean sugar, or what we think of as “sweets”, like pastries, candy, cookies, and the like.  I mean the entire phenomenon of sweet taste. Sugar per se, including white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, and all the sugar equivalents like...

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Variations in Marginal Taste Preference Perception by Body...

TITLE:  Variations in Marginal Taste Preference Perception by Body Mass Index Classification: A Randomized Controlled Trial CITATION & LINK: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020; 120(1):45-52 AUTHORS: Aaron C. Miller, Linnea A. Polgreen, Elena M. Segre, Philip M. Polgreen REVIEWER: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN Objective To model taste perceptions in...

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Obesity is associated with altered gene expression in...

TITLE: Obesity is associated with altered gene expression in human tastebuds CITATION & LINK: IntJ Obes. 2019; 43:1475-1484 AUTHORS: Nicholas Archer, Jan Shaw, Maeva Cochet-Broch, et al (4) REVIEWER: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN Objective To assess if there are underlying fundamental differences in the physiology of taste tissue between...

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Observational Study Finds No Association between LNCS Beverages...

Some Changes Reported in Lipoprotein Concentrations but More Research is Needed Evidence from observational studies suggests that there is a positive association between added sugar intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).1-3 To help minimize this risk, 100% fruit juice and low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages (LCSB) are commonly-used alternatives...

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Low and No Calorie Sweeteners in Diabetes Management

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD – November is a time to focus attention on diabetes, its prevention and treatment. About 30.3 million people or 9.4% of the U.S. population are living with diabetes while an estimated 84.1 million Americans 18 years or older have prediabetes. Diet is an essential component...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.