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Summary of “The Effects of Non-Nutritive Artificial Sweeteners,...

CITATION & LINK: Nutrients 2020, 12, 3408; doi:10.3390/nu12113408 AUTHORS: Ahmad SY, Friel J and Mackay D.   REVIEWER: CCC Staff OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of sucralose and aspartame consumption on gut microbiota composition using realistic doses of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS). BACKGROUND: In recent years, research interest has focused on...

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A Study on the Relationship between Type 2...

CITATION & LINK: Nutrients, 2020; 12(4), 1112 AUTHORS: Sofia Pugnaloni, Sonila Alia, Margherita Mancini, Vito Santoro, Alice Di Paolo, Rosa Anna Rabini, Rosemaria Fiorini, Jacopo Sabbatinelli, Mara Fabri, Laura Mazzanti, and Arianna Vignini REVIEWER: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN OBJECTIVE: To investigate a possible link between diabetes and individual taste...

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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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CEU Credit: Low Calorie Sweeteners & Gut Microbiome

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) hosted a webinar called, "Something Changed, But What Does it Mean? Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners on the Gut Microbiome," to discuss the effects of low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) on health. Register Here Overview from ILSI: "The literature abounds with conflicting statements about the...

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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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