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Sweet Taste as a Predictor of Dietary Intake:...

ARTICLE: Brain activity and connectivity changes in response to nutritive natural sugars, non-nutritive natural sugar replacements and artificial sweeteners AUTHORS:   Sze-Yen Tan and Robin M. Tucker SOURCE: Nutrients 2019, 11(1): 94. Published 2019 Jan 5 doi:10.3390/nu11010094  SUMMARY BY:  Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN INTRODUCTION There is abundant evidence that food...

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A Deep Dive into the Newly Approved Dietary...

Fiber has recently received increased recognition as a vital component of a healthy diet, and with good reason. “Fiber has many beneficial effects including lowering cholesterol, reducing blood sugar levels and decreasing risk of heart disease,” says Dr. Keri Peterson, an internal medicine specialist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and...

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Brain Activity & Connectivity Changes

ARTICLE: Brain activity and connectivity changes in response to nutritive natural sugars, non-nutritive natural sugar replacements and artificial sweeteners AUTHORS:  van Opstal AM, Hafkemeijer A, van den Berg-Huysmans, Hoeksma M, Mulder TP, Pijl H, Rombouts SARB, van der Grond J SOURCE: Nutritional Neuroscience, Published online July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2019.1639306 SUMMARY BY:  Robyn Flipse, MS,...

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New Insight Into Human Sweet Taste

STUDY: New insight into human sweet taste: a genome-wide association study of the perception and intake of sweet substances AUTHOR: Liang-Dar Huang, et al (13) QUESTION: Which genes are associated with the perception, liking, and consumption of sweet substances? SUMMARY BY: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN Objective Verify previous reported associations within genes...

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Statement from the Calorie Control Council on the...

A policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics posted online October 28, 2019 on Pediatrics entitled “The Use of Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Children” unnecessarily raises questions that have been consistently and repeatedly addressed by scientific and health authorities around the world. The new policy statement questions the safety and...

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The Bountiful Benefits of Fiber

 By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN — Fiber is an important dietary component. It serves both the food industry as a functional additive, and also provides benefits to human health. When you think of fiber, you may think of naturally occurring fibers that add “bulk” to the diet (foods like...

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