Is There Sufficient Evidence to Support Diet Modification...

The National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (HMP) funding of research to characterize the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease has resulted in thousands of research publications. While the long-term outcomes of this project may become clinically relevant, an ideal microflora profile in...

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Summary of “Fructose replacement of glucose or sucrose...

For your information, an article entitled “Fructose replacement of glucose or sucrose in food or beverages lowers postprandial glucose and insulin without raising triglycerides: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Evans et al. was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the present study, Evans et al....

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Study on Increased Body Weight of Children from...

Moms with Gestational Diabetes must be supported for a healthy pregnancy Announced on June 6, 2017, “Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy, and offspring growth through 7 years of age: a prospective cohort study” by Zhu, et al., describes a relationship between Danish mothers consuming diet beverages during...

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Study Summary of “Adverse effects of fructose on...

For your information, a study entitled “Adverse effects of fructose on cardiometabolic risk factors and hepatic lipid metabolism in subjects with abdominal obesity” was recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The purpose of this study by Taskinen et al. was to determine the effects of fructose on liver...

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Summary of Study “Impact of perinatal exposure to...

For your information a study entitled “Impact of perinatal exposure to sucrose or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS-55) on adiposity and hepatic lipid consumption in rat offspring” was recently published in The Journal of Physiology. The study has garnered some attention resulting in a commentary in The Journal of Physiology...

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EFSA Confirms Safety of Sucralose, Rejecting Findings of...

In April 2017, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) discussed the 2016 publication by Soffritti et al., from the Ramazzini Institute on the carcinogenic potential of sucralose. ANS has now published a statement regarding the study and the...

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