Scores Matter – Review Calls Out Reliability of...

May 8, 2018 -- A recent peer-reviewed article evaluated the reliability of the available literature investigating possible links between aspartame and cancer and the results are in: studies linking aspartame to cancer scored as “not reliable” according to an internationally recognized grading system for scientific research. How the review was...

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Research shows Aspartame Does Not Affect Glycemia, Appetite...

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD May 1, 2018 -- Aspartame has been approved for use as a sweetener in foods and beverages in the U.S. for over three decades. A primary reason for use of low calorie sweeteners (LCS) like aspartame is to reduce calorie intake from sugar to promote...

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Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity

Summary by Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference in Houston April 12 – 14, 2018, featured Craig Johnston, PhD (pictured)as a speaker on “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity.” Dr. Johnston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at...

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Contrary to Recent Study, Low-Calorie Sweeteners Useful for...

On April 22, 2018, unpublished research was presented at the American Physiological Society meeting during Experimental Biology 2018 suggesting low-calorie sweeteners may contribute to diabetes and obesity. However, the research suffered from a few drawbacks, as noted by the Calorie Control Council: This unpublished data was performed in rats There...

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Dr. Craig Johnston to Present Findings on Childhood...

ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) – Dr. Craig Johnston, an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where he actively studies the behavioral treatment of obesity, is presenting research, “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity,” at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Conference in Houston, Texas on Friday, April...

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Research on Splenda® sweetener shows reduction in weight...

March 20, 2018 — A recent study “The Artificial Sweetener Splenda Promotes Gut Proteobacteria, Dysbiosis, and Myeloperoxidase Reactivity in Crohn’s Disease–Like Ileitis” was published the March 2018 issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Splenda®, a low-calorie sweetener is a mixture of sucralose, a non-caloric sweetener, and maltodextrin, which provides texture and...

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