Childhood Obesity: What Should Clinicians Do To Address...

The American Academy of Pediatrics and The Obesity Society have published the policy statement “Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents with Obesity” and commentary which provides perspective on “Addressing Weight Stigma and Opening Doors for a Patient-Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity”. With obesity being the chronic condition that American children...

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What are the functional reasons that sweet/fructose/sugar are...

Fructose: Not Just a Sweetener By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  —  Most people think of sugar as a sweetener. Your patients may be getting a lot of mixed messages about how much sugar they can have in their diets. Information they glean from popular press or magazines often dilutes...

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Study Summary – Chronic Fructose Substitution Has Little...

An article entitled “Chronic fructose substitution for glucose or sucrose in food or beverages has little effect on fasting blood glucose, insulin, or triglycerides: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Evans et al. was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The systematic review addressed the effect of...

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Study Linking Weight Gain and Heart Disease with...

By: Keri Peterson, MD -- July 17, 2017 -- 12:01 AM -- Obesity is a complex condition with numerous causes and associations. Due to its association with a number of negative health outcomes and chronic diseases, a variety of approaches to managing obesity have been explored in an attempt to...

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Review of Sucralose Safety Published in Food and...

“Critical review of the current literature on the safety of sucralose” by Magnuson, et al., was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in August 2017. The article provides a comprehensive review of animal and human studies conducted to evaluate the safety of sucralose. The extensive studies evaluated endpoints including possible...

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Meta-Analysis of Sugar and Type 2 diabetes Published

Tsilas et al., present research findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis in the article “Relation of total sugars, fructose and sucrose with incident type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors evaluated data from 9 publications...

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