Commentary on Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages Misses the Mark

(ATLANTA) January 5, 2017 -- A commentary published in PLOS Medicine advises against promotion of consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) in place of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in health policies. However, this commentary misses the mark in terms of the potential benefit of replacing caloric beverages with lower-calorie alternatives. An...

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages but Not Diet Soda Consumption...

A longitudinal study examining the association between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and diet sodas on insulin resistance and incidence of prediabetes was published in November issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers used a subsample of participants from the Framingham Heart Study’s Offspring cohort (n=1685). Data from 126-item food...

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Total, Free, and Added Sugar Consumption and Adherence...

An article published in Nutrients sought to estimate intakes of total sugars, added sugars, and free sugars and their main food sources in Dutch children and adults using data from The Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (DNFCS). The DNFCS is “representative for the Dutch population with regard to age and...

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Early Life Sugar Consumption Affects the Rat Microbiome...

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition utilized a rodent model to assess the impact of early-life added sugar consumption on the composition of the gut microbiome, caloric intake, and weight gain. Researchers divided 42 juvenile male Sprague-Dawley rats (post-natal day 26) into 4 groups that were maintained...

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Uric Acid and Transforming Growth Factor in Fructose-induced...

An article was recently published in Nutrition Reviews which aimed to summarize the current literature on the effects of fructose on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial dysfunction in various tissues, particularly skeletal muscle, and identify research gaps for which future endeavors should address. First, reviewers provided an overview...

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Sugar Consumption, Metabolic Disease and Obesity: The State...

A review article published in Clinical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences discusses the current scientific evidence which fosters an environment of controversy about the health effects of sugar consumption.  The reviewers evaluated research which examined both direct and indirect effects of added sugars on the development of metabolic disease which,...

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