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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 Microbiota:...

-- Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD Posted: January 23, 2019 Over the last five years, the potential impact of low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) on the microbiome has been a subject of debate. A new comprehensive review, “Assessing the in vivo data on low/no-calorie sweeteners and the gut microbiota,”...

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Glycaemic, uricaemic and blood pressure response to beverages...

December 13, 2018 Eur J Clin Nutr (2018) 72:1717-1723; https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-018-0134-x — Rodrigues N, Peng M, Oey I, and Venn BJ. — Download PDF — Objective To assess the effects of partial replacement of sucrose with fructose on serum glucose, uric acid and blood pressure. Background Fructose has been shown to...

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Fructose and sugar: A major mediator of non-alcoholic...

December 18, 2018 J Hepatol. 2018 May;68(5):1063-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2018.01.019 — Jensen T, Abdelmalek MF, Sullivan S, et al. — Download PDF — Objective To review the experimental and clinical evidence that fructose precipitates fat accumulation in the liver, due to both increased lipogenesis and impaired fat oxidation. Background Historically thought...

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Prenatal and Early Life Fructose, Fructose-Containing Beverages, and...

November 30, 2018 Annals Amer Thoracic Society (2018) 15 (2); doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201707-530OC — Wright LS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Litonjua AA and Gold DR. — Download PDF — Objective: To examine associations of maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose with current asthma in midchildhood, median age,...

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