Recently Published Research Studies Support Safety of Aspartame

March 25, 2019 -- Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN Aspartame, a low calorie sweetener that has been on the US market since 1983, has been widely studied and approved for human consumption by various worldwide regulatory agencies, [yet studies continue to review its potential carcinogenicity and safety. It’s clearly important...

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Consuming glucose-sweetened, not fructose-sweetened, beverages increases fasting insulin...

January 31, 2019 Eur J Clin Nutr 2018 Aug 11; https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-018-0297-5 — Kuzma JN, Comer G, Hagman DK, et al. — Download PDF Objective To conduct a secondary analysis to determine whether consuming beverages sweetened with fructose vs. HFCS vs. glucose differentially affected fasting glucose, insulin, and the homeostasis model...

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Overweight Children: Role...

Nutrients 2018 Sept 19; 10(9):pii E1329. doi: 10.3390/nu10091329 — Nier A, Brandt A, Conzelmann IB, et al. — Download PDF Objective To determine if the dietary pattern and lifestyle of overweight children without NAFLD differs from overweight children showing early signs of NAFLD. Background Contrary to many other liver diseases,...

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Addressing the Fiber Gap

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — January 29, 2019 WHY IS SO MUCH FIBER MISSING FROM U.S. DIETS? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), first published in 1980 and revised every five years since, have each contained recommendations that provide ample sources of dietary fiber to meet every American’s needs.   If...

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Blending More Fiber into Meals

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — January 28, 2019 We’ve all seen the child who refuses to take even one bite of the steamed carrots on his or her plate, yet gobbles up the macaroni and cheese right next to it made with mashed carrots in the sauce. For many parents,...

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Low and No Calorie Sweeteners and the Gut...

-- Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD Posted: January 23, 2019 The launch of the Human Microbiome Project by the National Institutes of Health in 2007 dramatically increased interest in the human gut microbiota, also called the microbiome. Consumers, health professionals and scientists want to know more about the relationship of...

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